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Ida B. Wells Biography

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Personal Information (Birth)
Born a slave in Holy Springs, Mississippi on (July 16, 1862)
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http://www.biography.com/people/ida-b-wells-9527635
Personal Information (Death)
Died of kidney disease at the age of 69 in Chicago Illinois (March 25, 1931)
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http://www.biography.com/people/ida-b-wells-9527635
Personal Information (Childhood)
6 months- Ida's family was freed from slavery bc the Emancipation Proclamation but still faced racism
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http://www.biography.com/people/ida-b-wells-9527635
Personal Information (Education)
attended Shaw University (school for newly freed slaves) dropped out at the age of 16
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http://www.biography.com/people/ida-b-wells-9527635
Accomplishments
formed the National Association of Colored Women (1896)
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http://www.biography.com/people/ida-b-wells-9527635
Accomplishments
made first African-American kindergarten in community
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http://www.biography.com/people/ida-b-wells-9527635
Accomplishments
became vice president of the National Equal Rights League (NERL)
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http://www.blackpast.org/aah/national-equal-rights-league-1864-1915
Accomplishments
founded the Alpha Suffrage Club of Chicago in 1913
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https://www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/rightsforwomen/AfricanAmericanwomen.html
Fighting For Rights - Connection to 1020's
in suffrage parade of 1913 black women were asked to march in a segregated unit but Ida refused and joined the parade after it started
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https://www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/rightsforwomen/AfricanAmericanwomen.html
Womens Rights - Connection to 1920's
she fought for women's rights which helped pass the 19th amendment in 1920 which enfranchised women
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https://www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/rightsforwomen/AfricanAmericanwomen.html
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