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Journalist Ida B. Wells was an avid suffragist and early Civil Rights leader, who used the power of the pen to challenge racial & sexual discrimination. In 1892, she published “Southern Horrors: Lynch Laws in All Its Phases” a scathing exposé of lynching practices. In retaliation for her articles, a mob destroyed her Memphis printing press. After numerous threats to her life, Wells moved to Chicago to continue her anti-lynching campaign.  ~Wikipedia

Journalist Ida B. Wells was an avid suffragist and early Civil Rights leader, who used the power of the pen to challenge racial & sexual discrimination. In 1892, she published “Southern Horrors: Lynch Laws in All Its Phases” a scathing exposé of lynching practices. In retaliation for her articles, a mob destroyed her Memphis printing press. After numerous threats to her life, Wells moved to Chicago to continue her anti-lynching campaign. ~Wikipedia

Ida B Wells was a Republican & wrote many books! I learned about her from Hillary's America film. Why didn't my high school or college bring her up. They brought up Rosa Parks. But this woman was far more of an inspiration...

Ida B Wells was a Republican & wrote many books! I learned about her from Hillary's America film. Why didn't my high school or college bring her up. They brought up Rosa Parks.

Juanita E. Jackson Mitchell was the first black woman to graduate from the University of Maryland law school and the first Black woman to practice law in Maryland. Originally denied admission to the University in 1927, she attended Morgan State College and transferred to the University of Pennsylvania after two years. With legal support from the Baltimore branch of the NAACP, which her mother headed, Mitchell was admitted when the university dropped their racial barriers.

Juanita E. Jackson Mitchell was the first black woman to graduate from the…

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Angela Davis

Angela Yvonne Davis (born January is a celebrated black politico-feminism activist, scholar, Communist, author and formally renown.

Harriet Tubman...

I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves. - Harriet Tubman Freedom from mental slavery ♥ Only.

A woman named Abby Fisher, a former slave from South Carolina, is the author of the first published African American cookbook. Born in 1832, Abby Fisher was freed after the Civil War. After she and her family moved to San Francisco, she entered her food in cooking competitions. Her recipes, especially pickles, jellies and preserves, would become an instant success with friends and the upper class. She would be known around town as “Mrs. Abby Fisher, Pickle Manufacturer.”

A woman named Abby Fisher, a former slave from South Carolina, is the author of the first published African American cookbook. Born in 1832, Abby Fisher was freed after the Civil War. After she and her family moved to San Francisco, she entered her food in cooking competitions. Her recipes, especially pickles, jellies and preserves, would become an instant success with friends and the upper class. She would be known around town as “Mrs. Abby Fisher, Pickle Manufacturer.”

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