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Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells 
1862 - 1931 

Ida B. Wells crusaded against
lynchings in Memphis and the South.  
In 1892 while editor of the Memphis
Free Speech, located in this vicinity,
she wrote of the lynching of three
Black businessmen.  As a result,
her newspaper office was destroyed and
her life threatened.

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