America Awakened: The Anti-Lynching Crusade of Ida B. Wells-Barnett



A classic of investigative journalism, the pamphlets of Ida B. Wells-Barnett shine a light on the evils of racism in the United States. With a contextual introduction and useful footnotes, this book gives students an opportunity to analyze and interpret primary texts.

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Chemeketa Press
Publish Date
September 01, 2020
5.51 X 8.27 X 0.58 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Born a slave, Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) became one of the nineteenth century's most powerful voices for justice against the brutality of lynching. Her unflinching journalistic accounts shed light on the evils and persistence of racism in a country still reeling from the Civil War. As a dedicated civil rights advocate, Wells-Barnett was one of the original founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. In 2020, she was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her outstanding and courageous reporting on the horrific and vicious violence against African Americans during the era of lynching.
Taylor A. Marrow III was born in Princeton, New Jersey. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University and a Master of Arts in History from Ball State University. He has been married for fourteen years and is the father of two children. Currently he lives in Portland, Oregon, and is a full-time history instructor at Chemeketa Community College.