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Today in honor of #BlackHERStory Month we are highlighting journalist and Civil Rights leader Ida B. Wells. As a great writer, Wells used her skills as a journalist to shed light on the conditions of African Americans throughout the South. #BlackWomenLead #BlackHistoryMonth
In the 1890s, Wells documented lynching in the U.S. She began investigative journalism by looking at the charges given for the murders, which officially started her anti-lynching campaign. #BlackWomenLead #BlackHistoryMonth
She spoke on the issue at various black women's clubs and raised more than $500 to investigate lynchings and publish her results. Her platform allowed her to shed international light on this issue. #BlackWomenLead #BlackHistoryMonth
Wells was also active in the women’s rights movement. She was a founder of the National Association of Colored Women’s Club which was created to address issues dealing with civil rights and women’s suffrage, and a founding member of the NAACP. #BlackWomenLead #BlackHistoryMonth
Thank you Ida B. Wells for being a Black woman who leads. #BlackWomenLead #BlackHistoryMonth

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