Ida B. Wells was born in Mississippi and moved to live with an aunt in Tennessee 20 years later, following the death of her parents. Her work as a journalist gave her a voice to speak out against lynching. The backlash from her publications included death threats that caused Ida Wells to move to Chicago, where she continued to fight against racial injustice. She founded the National Association for Colored Women and was a co-founder of the NAACP.  Ida Wells continued to write the truth about lynchings. She was awarded The Pulitzer Prize for her investigative journalism in 2020.

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