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  • Ida Wells Barnett Ida Wells Barnett
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    Ida Wells Barnett Ida Wells-Barnett was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1862. She was the oldest of eight children. Ida was born of slaves, but her parents were able to support eight children. Her mother was a famous cook, and her father was a skilled carpenter. When Ida was only fourteen, an epidemic of Yellow Fever swept though Holly Spring and killed her parents and youngest sibling. She kept her family together by securing a job teaching. Ida managed to continue her education by attend...
  • Ida B Wells Campaign The Anti
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    Ida B. Wells' Campaign The anti-lynching campaign of Ida B. Wells took place in the post-Reconstruction era. By the end of the Civil War, slavery was abolished but there was a problem. No one knew what to do with all the ex-slaves. They didn t know how to put them into the existing society. During this period, the government was starting to take control of social and political issues. They were taking it upon itself to make the regulations. Things were coming back to the way they were before. Al...
  • Ida B Wells Work
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    The Success of Ida B. Wells One had better die fighting against injustice than die like a dog or a rat in a trap. - Ida B. Wells Ida B. Wells was an important figure in Black American History. She was born a slave in Mississippi in 1862. Wells was able to gain an education and, later, became a journalist for various Negro papers. Through her writing, she was able to attack issues dealing with discrimination against African-American people. Ida B. Wells became an international activist for Africa...
  • Ida B Wells
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    Ida B. Wells was a woman dedicated to a cause, a cause to prevent hundreds of thousands of people from being murdered by lynching. Lynching is defined as to take the law into its own hands and kill someone in punishment for a crime or a presumed crime. Ida B. Wells' back round made her a logical spokesperson against lynching. She drew on many experiences throughout her life to aid in her crusade. Her position as a black woman, however, affected her credibility both in and out of America in a few...
  • Ida B Well Sida B Wells
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    Ida B. Well sIda B. Wells (1862-1931) was a newspaper editor and journalist who went on to lead the American anti-lynching crusade. Working closely with both African-American community leaders and American suffragists, Wells worked to raise gender issues within the 'Race Question' and race issues within the 'Woman Question. ' Wells was born the daughter of slaves in Holly Springs, Mississippi, on July 16, 1862. During Reconstruction, she was educated at a Missouri Freedman's School, Rust Univers...
  • One Example Of Ida Wells
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    Walter Dean Myers expresses a lot of wisdom throughout his stories. In many of his stories he gives the wisdom of fighting for what you believe in. Two such stories are "The Glory Field" and "Ida Wells". Both stories "warmed in my mind" to help me discover this wisdom. "The Glory Field" stresses the wisdom of fighting for what you believe in. Throughout the story were examples of this wisdom and how each generation of Lewis overcame their obstacles. One example was how Joshua and Lem fought for ...
  • Ida B Wells
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    Idas background was strengthened when she became part owner, editor, and writer for a weekly paper, The Free Speech. This paper based in Memphis, Tennessee allowed Ida to learn, by research, the details of lynching. Her energetic campaign for truth and justice gave her a lot of attention to fuel her crusade. All these factors support the fact that her background made her an ample spokes person for the anti-lynching campaign. Adding to her credibility, personal experiences also gave her more of a...
  • Rayona And Christine
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    Yellow Raft In Blue Waters is a tale of three women a fifteen year old half black and half Indian Rayona, who is trying to find herself, her American Indian mother Christine, consumed by both tenderness and resentment for the people she adores, and the mysterious Ida, who is the mother and grandmother. In written by Michael Dorris, the narrative is viewed from varying perspectives emphasizing the differences in the way we perceive every aspect of our lives, all three characters failed to have pa...
  • Christine And Ida
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    Paradigm Shift In Yellow Raft In Blue Waters by Michael Dorris, the daughters Rayona, Christine and Ida do not have paradigm shifts so they blame each other on solvable problems. The real problem is the lack of communication, erratic behavior, and the avoidance of confrontational situations. Rayona having a paradigm shift would make her see everything more lucidly. When Christine and Rayona arrive at Ida's house after their long trip, Christine abandons Rayona. When this happens, Rayona thinks t...
  • Rayona's Story
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    There are many themes throughout this book, but the major theme of this novel is the overcoming strength of mother-daughter-grandmother love and relationship. For Rayona it is, understanding her mother and her Aunt Ida. Understanding comes in knowing what Ida did for them all and how much she sacrificed. Another important theme is survival, not so much as a specific Indian group or tribe but as a community who will stick by each other when it becomes truly important to do so. Rayona is seen as a...

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