The Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation
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Resources & Reading

Documentary film about Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells:  A Passion for Justice
1989 PBS documentary film about Ida B. Wells, directed by William Greaves

Organizations and Information

Harvard University Event - Portrait of Ida B. Wells
Painting a New Path at Harvard Kennedy School - with Professor Jane Mansbridge

Heritage Tours in Memphis, TN
Link to company that tours locations important in Ida B. Wells' life

Highlights of Chicago
Chicago-based tours of a variety of neighborhoods including Bronzeville, which is where Ida B. Wells lived, worked and raised her family.

National Women's Hall of Fame
Ida B. Wells was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1988

Rust College
Ida B. Wells' alma mater - an HBCU located in Holly Springs, MS

Tennessee History for Kids
Designed to educate children about the history of Tennessee.  Ida B. Wells is featured.

University of Chicago library
The U of C library has majority of the personal papers on Ida B. Wells 

Books that Include Input from the Ida B. Wells Family

Adult Books

Crusade for Justice:  The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells
Edited by Alfreda M. Duster
University of Chicago Press, 1970
434 pages

Ida In Her Own Words:  The Timeless Writings of Ida B. Wells from 1893

Edited by Michelle Duster
Foreword by Troy Duster, Ph.D.
BW Publishing, 2008
104 pages

Ida From Abroad:  The Timeless Writings of Ida B. Wells from England in 1894
Edited by Michelle Duster
Foreword by Troy Duster, Ph.D.
BW Publishing, 2010
170 pages

Ida:  A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching
Paula J. Giddings
HarperCollins, 2008
800 pages

Ida B. Wells-Barnett & American Reform 1880-1930
Patricia A. Schechter
The University of North Carolina Press, 2001
386 pages

Children's Books

Ida B. Wells:  Mother of the Civil Rights Movement
Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin
Hougton Mifflin Company, 2000
178 pages

Let's Meet Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Helen Frost
Chelsea House Publishers, 2004
32 pages

Tate and His Historic Dream (includes Ida B. Wells)
Bernard C. Turner and Michelle Duster
Highlights of Chicago Press, 2014
40 pages

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