10 Facts You May Not Have Known About Ida B. Wells

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IW8In 1898, she led a delegation to President William McKinley to protest the lynching of an African-American postmaster. Wells returned to the White House in 1913 as a representative of the National Equal Rights League and asked President Woodrow Wilson to end discrimination in government employment.

IW10She was honored by the nation in 1990 when the Ida B. Wells commemorative stamp was issued.