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Laura Brady AAA 351 Biography Outline: Ida B. Wells-Barnett A.Younger years- Born in 1862 and orphaned at age 16 (parents and some siblings died of yellow fever). She became a teacher for $25 a month, but had to lie that she was 18 years old to get the job. B.Mid-age- Brothers became apprentices, she moved in with her 2 younger sisters and a relative in Memphis, TN. Got job as a teacher in an all black school and began taking classes at Fisk University during the summer. Began writing for the Negro Press Association and became editor of “Evening Star” and then the “Living Way”. Used her skills to denounce the lynching of the father of her goddaughter. Often called, “Journalist in Exile”. Went to Great Britain to educating about lynching in America and after returning to the US, moved to Chicago, met and married Frederick Barnett, a widower and had 4 children along with the 2 children from his previous marriage. Was a founding member of the NAACP but withdrew her membership because it was not
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This note was uploaded on 06/04/2011 for the course AFRICAN AM 335 taught by Professor Stevenson during the Winter '10 term at Grand Valley State University.

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