Black Herstory: Ida B. Wells, Pen Warrior

Today, on the final day of Black Herstory Month, I honor my favorite Black woman of history: Ida B. Wells (1862-1931), married name Wells-Barnett, fierce, articulate, determined, courageous and completely uncompromising in her fight for racial and gender justice. And she did most of her fighting with a pen, as she was best known for writing anti-lynching newspaper articles.