Ida B Wells Quotes
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Ida B Wells Quotes :

ida b wells quotes on racism

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” — Ida B Wells

“Burning and torture here lasts but a little while, but if I die with a lie on my soul, I shall be tortured forever. I am innocent.” — Ida B Wells

“One had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or a rat in a trap.” — Ida B Wells

“Virtue knows no color line, and the chivalry which depends upon complexion of skin and texture of hair can command no honest respect.” — Ida B Wells

“Those who commit the murders write the reports.” — Ida B Wells

“In nearly all communities wife beating is punishable with a fine, and in no community is it made a felony.” — Ida B Wells

ida b wells quotes and meanings

“The appetite grows for what it feeds on.” — Ida B Wells

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, and it does seem to me that notwithstanding all these social agencies and activities there is not that vigilance which should be exercised in the preservation of our rights.” — Ida B Wells

“The colored race multiplies like the locusts of Egypt.” — Ida B Wells

“There can be no possible belief that these people were inspired by any consuming zeal to vindicate God’s law against miscegenations of the most practical sort.” — Ida B Wells

“There must always be a remedy for wrong and injustice if we only know how to find it.” — Ida B Wells

“The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.” — Ida B Wells

ida b wells quotes lynching

“There is nothing we can do about the lynching now, as we are out-numbered and without arms.” — Ida B Wells

“Our country’s national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob.” — Ida B Wells

“Brave men do not gather by thousands to torture and murder a single individual, so gagged and bound he cannot make even feeble resistance or defense.” — Ida B Wells

“I had an instinctive feeling that the people who have little or no school training should have something coming into their homes weekly which dealt with their problems in a simple, helpful way… so I wrote in a plain, common-sense way on the things that concerned our people.” — Ida B Wells

“What becomes a crime deserving capital punishment when the tables are turned is a matter of small moment when the negro woman is the accusing party.” — Ida B Wells