Ida B. Wells Quotes & Sayings

26 most famous Ida B. Wells quotes and sayings (activist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“I came home every Friday afternoon, riding the six miles on the back of a big mule. I spent Saturday and Sunday washing and ironing and cooking for the children and went back to my country school on Sunday afternoon.”
Ida B. Wells Quotes
“The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears, toes, and fingers, strips off flesh, and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.”
Ida B. Wells Quotes
“The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.”
Ida B. Wells Quotes
“Our country's national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob.”
Ida B. Wells Quotes
“What becomes a crime deserving capital punishment when the tables are turned is a matter of small moment when the negro woman is the accusing party.”
Ida B. Wells Quotes
“The white man's victory soon became complete by fraud, violence, intimidation and murder.”
Ida B. Wells Quotes
“Brave men do not gather by thousands to torture and murder a single individual, so gagged and bound he cannot make even feeble resistance or defense.”
Ida B. Wells Quotes
“The alleged menace of universal suffrage having been avoided by the absolute suppression of the negro vote, the spirit of mob murder should have been satisfied and the butchery of negroes should have ceased.”
“If this work can contribute in any way toward proving this, and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American people to a demand for justice to every citizen, and punishment by law for the lawless, I shall feel I have done my race a service.”
Ida B. Wells Quotes
“The appeal to the white man's pocket has ever been more effectual than all the appeals ever made to his conscience.”

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