Ida B. Wells-Barnett: Fighter for Truth and Justice


COBBLESTONE Magazine February 2023. Ida B. Wells-Barnett’s crusade against lynching shaped her life as a fearless advocate for Black civil rights.

You may not necessarily know the name Ida B. Wells-Barnett but she’s a historical figure worth reading about. She was an advocate for civil rights, women’s rights, and raising awareness of lynching more than 100 years ago, when taking a stance for any one of those issues was potentially dangerous. 


Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a progressive Black journalist who brought the cruel and horrible practice of lynching to the forefront of the American purview and worked tirelessly to improve the lives of her fellow Black citizens. Learn about her history and what set her on this path, her struggle to get her message heard by mainstream America, and the long-lasting ramifications her writings and social actions had on changing our country for the better.


Enjoy features including: 


·         Early Years in Holly Springs by Mary Morton Cowan

·         Ida Takes a Stand by Mary Northrup

·         The Nation’s Reconstruction by Craig E. Blohm

·         From Teacher to Journalist by Kathiann M. Kowalski

·         Passionate Crusader by Elizabeth Howard

·         Opposites Attract: Ida and Ferdinand by Meg Greene

·         The Fight for Women’s Rights by Andrew Matthews

·         The Later Years by Leslie Anderson Morales

·         Getting the Scoop: An Interview with Jamie Nesbitt Golden by Emily Cambia’s

Regular features of COBBLESTONE Magazine include: Did You Know, Going Global, Freeze Frame, Your Letters, Just for Fun, Dr. D’s Mystery Hero, Spotlight On…, Say What? and Cartoon Connection.