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Ida B. Wells was a journalist, feminist, activist, and defender of civil rights

Her outspoken contributions to feminism and the civil rights movement earned her an unforgettable place in history.

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March is all about celebrating womanhood, and throughout the month we'll be honoring influential women in history whose inspirational stories helped pave the way for female empowerment and progress. These advocates and pioneers have contributed incredible things to not only women's history, but to the history of the United States as a whole, and are an inspiration to young girls everywhere.

Discover the life and accomplishments of Ida B. Wells, an African American woman born a slave who used her talents in journalism and activism to stand up for the rights of women and African Americans.