"The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them."
In the books In the books Southern Horrors and Mob Rule in New Orleans, Ida documentsthe alarmingly high rates of lynching in the United States (which was at a peak from 1880 to 1930) and Robert Charles and his fight to death.
Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was a prominent American educator, journalist and an earlyleader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and dedicated mostof her life to combating violence and prejudice.