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Southern Horrors and Other Writings

The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1900

Royster, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Jacqueline Jones Royster (Editor)


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Ida B. Wells was an African-American woman who achieved national and international fame as a journalist, public speaker, and community activist. This volume collects three pamphlets that constitute her major works during the anti-lynching movement: Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases, A Red Record, and Mob Rule in New Orleans.

Bedford Books, 9780312116958, 228pp.

Publication Date: August 15, 1996

About the Author

Jacqueline Jones Royster is associate professor of English at Ohio State University. Among her areas of interest are the rhetorical history of women of African descent and the development of literacy. She has published articles in books and journals on literacy studies and women's studies. She is currently at work on "Traces of a Stream: Literacy and Social Change among African American Women."