Free with Museum Admission
In 1892, Ida B. Wells spoke at an event in New York City organized by a committee of 250 women that successfully raised enough money to publish one of her most important works to combat racism: a pamphlet called Southern Horrors.
In conjunction with Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, join Living Historians portraying Wells and her supporters, like T. Thomas Fortune—who edited and owned the New York Age, the most influential black newspaper of its time, and published Wells’ exposés—for a look at the black press in the late 19th century. Learn the techniques of reporting that Wells pioneered, compare and contrast news headlines from African American and white newspapers, and explore the women’s clubs whom Wells inspired with her New York City speech.
Image: Frontispiece, Ida B. Wells, Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases, 1892. New-York Historical Society Library.