She was a groundbreaking journalist, a strong abolitionist and feminist who would stop at nothing to stop lynching in the United States.
Ida did not do things quietly and more often than not she had white mobs on her heels as she travelled through the south researching lynching cases and destroying the myth that lynching was a rightful punishment for black men accused of raping white women.
Black men were getting the right to vote, giving them representation in government for the first time.
Her father was an illegitimate son and slave of a wealthy white man. He became active in politics after Emancipation and put a lot of importance on education…
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