Feisty Females: Ida Bell Wells-Barnett

IdaBellWells-BarnettIda Bell Wells was the oldest daughter of James and Lizzie Wells, born in slavery (temporarily) on July 16, 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi.  Less than six months later, all slaves were set free by Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.  James was a master carpenter and Lizzie, a deeply religious woman, was a cook for the Bolling family.

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