Last week I posted a quote from Ida B. Wells – “Eternal vigilance: the price of liberty.” Was your first thought, “Who in the world is Ida B. Wells?” Who indeed?
Ida Bell Wells was an African-American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. Born into slavery in Mississippi in 1862, Wells was freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Wells arguably became the most famous black woman in America, during a life that was centered on combating prejudice and violence, who fought for equality for African Americans.
Never heard about Ida in a Black History Month TV feature? You didn’t learn about her in high school or college? That’s impossible. She was a giant of the struggle for Civil Rights for Black Americans. Could it be? Is it conceivable that she could be overlooked? No she’s not overlooked. She’s been and is being buried by the lamestream media and the Demoncratic apparatus. Ida B. Wells was a conservative Republican who spoke “truth to power” as no Demoncrat would recognize it and would flee in horror if they did. Imagine how a Demoncrat would react to this quote from Ida – “A Winchester rifle should have a place of honor in every black home, and it should be used for that protection which the law refuses to give.”
Do yourself a favor and edumacate yourself about Ida. She’s on Wikipedia and numerous other sites.