Thursday, March 8, 2018

Happy International Women’s Day

The NYT published an article about women whose deaths were overlooked in their obituary columns.  Their coverage was largely confined to white men.   The life of Ida Wells was documented in their article.  She was an amazing women, born into slavery she became a reporter.  She can be found here.  (Scroll down.) She spent her life documenting the horrors of life in the south for African Americans, especially the lynchings.  During her career she developed a style of reporting that is used to this day.  She was a founder of the NAACP.  After W.E.B. DuBois and other men entered the struggle, she was sidelined because the men were more conservative in their approach.  Despite being threatened with physical harm, she persisted in her work.  

Actually, they were all amazing women, who are finally having their lives remembered in the press.


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