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Ida B. Wells Boycotts the World’s Fair – Part 2

[ Read Part 1 of this post. ] Chicago eventually became Ida B. Well’s home base.  What drew her here, away from her significant writing and crusading in Memphis, was controversy over the “White City” of the 1893 World’s Fair.  Blacks were … Continue reading

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Ida B. Wells Boycotts the World’s Fair – Part 1

One of the most important documents of Black writing in American history is Ida B. Well’s pamphlet The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the World’s Columbian Exposition, sections of which I included in my book Black Writing from … Continue reading

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