Ida B. Wells was an African-American woman who achieved national and international fame as a journalist, public speaker, and community activist. This volume collects three pamphlets that constitute her major works during the anti-lynching movement:Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases,A Red Record, andMob Rule in New Orleans.
Jacqueline Jones Royster is associate professor of English at Ohio State University. Among her areas of interest are the rhetorical history of women of African descent and the development of literacy. She has published articles in books and journals on literacy studies and women's studies. She is currently at work on Traces of a Stream: Literacy and Social Change among African American Women.
Table of Contents
PART I. INTRODUCTION: EQUITY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
Lynching and Reconstruction
Wells and the American Agenda
The Case According to Wells
PART II. THE DOCUMENTS
Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases A Red Record Mob Rule in New Orleans
A Wells Chronology (1862-1931) Questions for Consideration Selected Bibliography