Ida B. Wells proves that one’s writing and activism can be one and the same. She believed that “the way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”
While she is most known for shedding the light of truth on lynching, she also wrote about and organized for labor reform, women’s suffrage and school segregation.
Furthermore, Wells was a founder of the National Association of Colored Women and the NAACP.
Wells was truly a courageous and groundbreaking journalist and leader.