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Political Pioneer of the Press


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Foreword: Ida & Me: A Call to Performance Chandra D. Snell Clark Introduction Lori Amber Roessner & Jodi L. Rightler-McDaniels Part I: Ida B. Wells & "The Strange Career" of a Political Pioneer of the Press: Communicating a Social Justice Crusade Chapter 1: Training the Pen: Ida B. Wells' Journalistic Efforts to Combat Emerging Jim-Crow Laws in Transportation Norma Fay Green Chapter 2: "A Hearing in the Press": Ida B. Wells' Lecture Tour of 1893-4 Joe Hayden Chapter 3: Communicating an Anti-Lynching Crusade: The Voice, the Writings, and the Power of Ida B. Wells-Barnett's Public Relations Campaign Jinx Coleman Broussard Chapter 4: "The Modern Joan [of] Arc": Press Coverage of Ida B. Wells-Barnett's Campaign for Woman's Suffrage Lori Amber Roessner Chapter 5: The Life of a Political Agitator: Ida B. Wells-Barnett's Transition from a National Activist to a Local Reformer Kris DuRocher Part II: Mightier than the Sword: Discourse on the Life & Legacy of Ida B. Wells-Barnett Chapter 6: Constructing Monuments to the Memory of Ida B. Wells-Barnett: Institutionalization of Reputation, Memory Distortion, and Cultural Amnesia Lori Amber Roessner Chapter 7: Ida B. Wells and the Carceral State Patricia A. Schechter Chapter 8: Pioneering Advocacy Journalism: What Today's Journalists Can Learn from Ida B. Wells-Barnett's Methodology R.J. Vogt Chapter 9: What Would Ida Do? Considering the Relevancy of Ida B. Wells-Barnett's Legacy to Journalism Students at an HBCU Chandra D. Snell Clark Afterword: Ida B. Wells-Barnett and the "Racist Coverup" Kathy Roberts Forde Appendix Norma Fay Green

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Lori Amber Roessner is associate professor at the University of Tennessee's School of Journalism & Electronic Media. Jodi Rightler-McDaniels is the senior general studies department chair and associate professor of communication at South College in Knoxville.


This fine collection of essays sheds new light on Ida B. Wells as an activist, journalist, and leading public intellectual. -- Mia Bay, University of Pennsylvania
Political Pioneer of the Press: Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Her Transnational Crusade for Social Justice is an important work that takes the reader on a journey from first discovering that Ida B. Wells-Barnett existed, to being intrigued and almost haunted by the desire to learn about her, to uncovering one thing after another about her life and work. Examining her life from different angles is a very unique and compelling way to tell the story of my great-grandmother's multi-faceted life, which embodies and chronicles the many changes and challenges that African Americans faced from the end of slavery until the Great Depression. The fact that the methodology she used in a wide variety of her work is being examined and appreciated today shows that her life and legacy will live on. -- Michelle Duster, author, speaker, educator, great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells-Barnett

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