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Ida B. Wells

  • Virtue knows no color line ...

  • ... the appetite grows for what it feeds on ...

    • Ida B. Wells,
    • 1889, in Alfreda M. Duster, ed., Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells ()
  • ... one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or a rat in a trap.

    • Ida B. Wells,
    • 1892, in Alfreda M. Duster, ed., Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells ()
  • The doors of churches, hotels, concert halls and reading rooms are alike closed against the Negro as a man, but every place is open to him as a servant.

    • Ida B. Wells,
    • 1893, in Alfreda M. Duster, ed., Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells ()
  • There must always be a remedy for wrong and injustice if we only know how to find it.

    • Ida B. Wells,
    • 1900, in Alfreda M. Duster, ed., Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells ()
  • Treat the world well. It was not given to you by your parents but lent to you by your children.

    • Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells, U.S. journalist, reformer, publisher

(1862 - 1931)

Full name: Ida Bell Wells-Barnett. Also wrote as Iola.