About That Ida B. Wells Obit In The New York Times

Sure, it’s a good thing. But as an author of a new book on Ida, I just wanted to point out that she was also consistently “overlooked” while she was alive, not only by white racists in the North and the South, but also by the NAACP and Black male (and white liberal) leaders. *COUGH*Carter G. *COUGH*W.E.B.*COUGH* 🙂  (The NAACP publicly pretended it, not her, started the organized fight against lynchings!) In fact, such treatment is a major part of my book.

So, no, it’s no surprise that The New York Times ignored her; of course it did!

 

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