I felt a stir of excitement -- Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (b. July 1862... d. March 1931) was one of the founders of the NAACP. She fought against prejudice and violence in America -- especially in the cause of WOMANHOOD!
She was a Holly Springs, Mississippi girl.... her passing was in Chicago, IL. and her burial is the the famous Oak Woods Cemetery on Chicago's South Side. Ida Wells died of kidney failure at the age of 68
Just as her (MOM - LIZZIE) ... parents were enslaved, Ida was freed by the Emancipation Proclamation during the American Civil War (1865).
Ida and her family later lived in Memphis, TN until mob violence drove her out. Moving about 60 miles further North - she and her siblings landed in Chicago, IL