BLOGROLL: Feimster on Ida B. Wells and the Lynching of Black Women – @NYTimes

Crystal Feimster writes:

Ida B. WellsCreditCihak and Zima/University of Chicago Photographic Archive

“At least 130 black women were murdered by lynch mobs from 1880 to 1930. This violence against black women has long been ignored or forgotten. Not anymore. Eliza Woods’s name is now engraved on one of the 800 weathered steel columns hanging from the ceiling of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which opened Thursday in Montgomery, Alabama….”

Read the rest:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/28/opinion/sunday/ida-b-wells-lynching-black-women.html

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