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The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells

An Intimate Portrait of the Activist as a Young Woman

Editor: Miriam DeCosta-Willis

Published for the first time in its century, The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells offers an intimate look at the hopes, thoughts and day-to-day life of the young woman who would later become the celebrated civil rights activist and antilynching crusader.
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“DeCosta-Willis makes it possible to look back in a new way into the character of Wells and, more than that, into the daily life of African Americans a century ago.” —Chicago Tribune

“A unique look at the life of an independent, unmarried African-American woman coping with financial hardships, romantic entanglements, sexism and racism. A substantial contribution to African-American studies.” —Publishers Weekly

The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells

ISBN: 978-080707065-9
Publication Date: 10/31/1995
Pages: 240
Size:6 x 9 Inches (US)
Price:  $21.00
Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available.
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