Ida B. Wells

Ida B Wells was an African-American journalist, activist and feminist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s. Born into slavery, she went on to found and become integral in groups striving for African-American justice. After the lynchings of three of her friends, she condemned these actions in the newspapers Free Speech and Headlight, both owned by her. She wrote to reveal the abuse, and race violence African Americans had to go through. She spent her lifetime battling sexism, racism and violence.