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Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells
by Ida B. Wells
edited by Alfreda M. Duster
University of Chicago Press, 1972
Paper: 978-0-226-89344-0 | eISBN: 978-0-226-18918-5 | Cloth: 978-0-226-89342-6
Library of Congress Classification E185.97.B26A3 1970
Dewey Decimal Classification 323.40924

Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was one of the foremost crusaders against black oppression. This engaging memoir tells of her private life as mother of a growing family as well as her public activities as teacher, lecturer, and journalist in her fight against attitudes and laws oppressing blacks.

"No student of black history should overlook Crusade for Justice."—William M. Tuttle, Jr., Journal of American History

"Besides being the story of an incredibly courageous and outspoken black woman in the face of innumerable odds, the book is a valuable contribution to the social history of the United States and to the literature of the women's movement as well."—Elizabeth Kolmer, American Quarterly

"[Wells was] a sophisticated fighter whose prose was as thorough as her intellect."—Walter Goodman, New York Times

"An illuminating narrative of a zealous, race-conscious, civic- and church-minded black woman reformer, whose life story is a significant chapter in the history of Negro-White relations."—Thelma D. Perry, Negro History Bulletin
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