Ida B Wells ~ Constant Star

Lovely to see Ida in colour!

Random Phoughts

Day 322 of Colourisation Project – March 25

Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.

Born in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1862, the daughter of slaves, African-American journalist and suffragist, Ida B. Wells was one of the greatest pioneer activists of the civil rights movement of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Ida B WellsPhotographer: Mary Garrity (Restored A Cuerden) ~ Ida B Wells – Coloured by Loredana Crupi

A fearless anti-lynching crusader in the United States in the 1890s, her life was one of commitment to the struggle for African-American justice. A seminal figure in Post-Reconstruction America, she was also active in women’s rights and the women’s suffrage movement establishing several women’s and civil rights organizations. In 1896, she formed the National Association of Colored Women, and in 1909 co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The passage of anti-lynching…

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