The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader

The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader

The broadest and such a lot accomplished choice of writings on hand by way of an early civil and women’s rights pioneer

Seventy-one years sooner than Rosa Parks’s brave act of resistance, police dragged a tender black journalist named Ida B. Wells off a teach for refusing to renounce her seat. The event formed Wells’s profession, and—when hate crimes touched her existence personally—she fastened what used to be to turn into her life’s paintings: an anti-lynching campaign that captured foreign attention.

This quantity covers the whole scope of Wells’s notable occupation, accumulating her early writings, articles exposing the horrors of lynching, essays from her travels in a foreign country, and her later journalism. The mild of Truth is either a useful source for examine and a testomony to Wells’s lengthy occupation as a civil rights activist.

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