Ida B. Wells Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Ida B. Wells (Ida Bell Wells, Ida B. Wells-Barnett)

Last Updated: 20 Jul, 2023 | Views: 476

Age: 68

Profession: Journalist

Other Profession(s): Activist, Teacher, Newspaper Editor

Famous For: Documented lynching in the United States

Higher Education: Fisk University

Ida B. Wells Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
16 Jul, 1862 (68 Years 08 Months 9 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District
Holly Springs

Birth Sign


Died on
25 Mar, 1931

Cause of Death
Kidney Disease

Ida B. Wells Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Ida B. Wells was born on July 16, 1862 and died on March 25, 1931. As a journalist, civil rights activist, and educator, she was one of the early leaders of the American civil rights movement. In addition to being a founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), she was also the editor of the magazine. As one of the most famous Black women in the United States of the period, Wells dedicated her vast career to battling prejudice and violence, promoting the equality of African-Americans, especially women, and ultimately becoming arguably one of the most famous ones in the country.
Ida B. Wells Career:
During the 1890s, Wells documented the incidence of lynching in the United States through articles and through the publication of two pamphlets entitled Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in all its Phases and The Red Record; 
There were lynchings in the South that were used by whites to intimidate and oppress African Americans who became a competitor in economic and political terms, leading to a threat of loss of power for Whites. Wells exposed lynching as a barbaric practice of whites in the South.
As a result of her articles criticising the conditions in the Black schools in the Memphis area, Wells was dismissed from her teaching position by the Memphis Board of Education in 1891.
In spite of the loss, she remained unscathed and continued to write articles for the Living Way, the Free Speech, and Headlight magazines.
Wells published her research on lynching in a pamphlet entitled Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases in 1892, three days after she began to publish her research in a book.
Ida B. Wells Unknown Facts:
People's Grocery was founded by Thomas Henry Moss, Sr. (1853-1892) in 1889, a business he co-owned with his brother, who was also an African American. 

Ida B. Wells Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 152 cm
In Meters 1.52 m
In feet & Inches 5'0"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 50 Kg
In Pounds 110 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Ida B. Wells Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
James Wells

Mother's Name

Ferdinand Lee Barnett

Stanley Wells, James Wells, Eddie Wells, George Wells

Eugenia Wells, Annie Wells Fitts, Lily Wells

Herman Kohlsaat Barnett, Charles Barnett

Alfreda Barnett, Ida B. Barnett

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