The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader

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$20.00  $18.60
Publisher
Penguin Group
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Pages
624
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.6 X 1.2 inches | 0.98 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143106821

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About the Author

Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was born a slave in Holly Springs, Mississippi. She grew up to be a journalist who fought to expose the injustice of lynching through her writing, lecturing, and political activism.

Mia Bay is Professor of History at Rutgers University and Director of the Rutgers Center for Race and Ethnicity. She lives in New York City.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Reviews

"Wells was the most comprehensive chronicler of that common practice for which few words exist that provide sufficient condemnation. For that reason, and for Wells' immense courage, clear pen, and understanding of the nature of journalistic advocacy, this new volume ought to become required reading for anyone interested in American history or current affairs."
--Flavorwire

"An enlightening read, this collection will inspire anyone who still believes that journalism can be a voice for the voiceless."
--Bust Magazine

"Ida B Wells stands out because she insisted on seeing."
--Ta-Nehisi Coates