Ida B. Wells, Anti-Lynching Crusader and Mother of Intersectionality

(via Jezebel) // By Hillary Crosley Coker.


Ida B. Wells-Barnett—journalist, suffragist and anti-lynching activist—is Thursday’s Google doodle, in honor of her 153rd birthday. An often unsung American icon, Wells was an outspoken woman who fought with the national president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Frances E. Willard, about intersectionality before the word was even invented.

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