Ida B. Wells Social Reformer

Ida B. Wells is a 68 years old Social Reformer from Holly Springs. Ida B. Wells was born on July 16, 1862 (died on March 25, 1931, she was 68 years old) in Holly Springs. Her nickname was Ida B. Wells-Barnett.

Ida B. Wells
United States
July 16, 1862
Death Date:
March 25, 1931 (age 68)
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Ida Bell Wells-Barnett was an African-American journalist newspaper editor suffragist sociologist and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented lynching in the United States showing how it was often a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites often under the guise of rape charges. She was active in women's rights and the women's suffrage movement establishing several notable women's organizations.
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Is Ida B. Wells still alive?

No, she died on 03/25/1931, 92 years ago. She was 68 years old when she died. Cause of death: uremia. She died in Chicago and buried in Oak Woods Cemetery .


Her father James Madison Wells and James Madison Wells was 54 years old when Ida born. Her father was a Governor of Louisiana.


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James Madison Wells
Father: James Madison Wells


Awards (3)

Awarded National Women's Hall of Fame in 1987 , awarded National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame in 2003 , awarded Chicago Women's Hall of Fame ,


She graduated from Rust College and Fisk University

What was Ida's zodiac sign?

Ida B. Wells zodiac sign was cancer.

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