Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Ida B Wells

TED-ed: How one journalist risked her life to hold murderers accountable - Christina Greer

Ida B. Wells was an investigative journalist, civil rights leader, and anti-lynching advocate who fought for equality and justice.

In the late 1800’s, lynchings were happening all over the American South, often without any investigation or consequences for the murderers. A young journalist set out to expose the truth about these killings. Her reports shocked the nation, launched her journalism career and a lifelong pursuit of civil rights. Christina Greer details the life of Ida B. Wells and her tireless struggle for justice.

Lesson by Christina Greer, directed by Anna Nowakowska.


74. Name one problem that led to the Civil War.

76. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

12. What is the “rule of law”?

11. What is the economic system in the United States?*

6. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?*

51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?

48. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.

55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?

84. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?

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