Thursday, July 16, 2015

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: On July 16, 1862, Ida Bell Wells was born.


Ida B. Wells was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. 

On February 1, 1990, the United States Postal Service issued a 25 cent postage stamp in her honor. In 2002, Molefi Kete Asante listed Wells on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans. 

Happy Birthday Ida, may your legacy continue to inspire future generations to come.
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