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“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”
― Ida B. Wells-Barnett

“one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or a rat in a trap”
― Ida B. Wells

“A Winchester rifle should have a place of honor in every black home, and it should be used for that protection which the law refuses to give.”
― Ida B. Wells-Barnett

“If Southern white men are not careful, they will overreach themselves and public sentiment will have a reaction; a conclusion will then be reached which will be very damaging to the moral reputation of their women.”
― Ida B. Wells-BarnettThe Red Record

“Burning and torture here lasts but a little while, but if I die with a lie on my soul, I shall be tortured forever. I am innocent.”
― Ida B. Wells-BarnettThe Red Record

Ida B. Wells was addressed yesterday as well, and I felt it wise to honor her again. Her work shined a light on the lynchings of the South. She was another firebrand responsible for the greater civil rights movement to come. Here’s her Wikipedia link in case some of you would like to learn more about this trailblazer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_B._Wells

Here’s another link to Ida B. Well’s place in the National Women’s History Museum: https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/ida-b-wells-barnett

As we approach the end of Black History Month, ponder the challenges, sacrifices, and dangers the members of the civil rights movement faced. This is a true testament of bravery in the face of death threats, violence, and a government that did not want to do the right thing.

Until next time…

Dave