World's Columbian Exposition: Idea, Experience, Aftermath
Illustrated history of the World's Columbian exposition in Chicago (1893), including a virtual tour of the fair and suggestions for further reading. Provides an extensive, well-illustrated, and scholarly examination, with detailed descriptions, an interesting narrative, and historical analysis. A highlight of the presentation is an essay on contemporary reactions--official and unofficial--to the White City, the Midway, and the messages of the fair.
Interactive Guide to the World's Columbian Exposition
History of the World's Columbian Exposition, with illustrations, links, and a bibliography. The text is from Hubert Howe Bancroft's The Book of the Fair (1893).
Ida B. Wells, A Passion for Justice
A brief biography of Wells with several questions, an image, and other relevant links.
Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Her Passion for Justice
A brief biography of Wells with a bibliography for further study and a link to Lynch Law in Georgia, by Ida B. Wells-Barnett, in the American Memory Collection of the National Digital Library.
Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Crossing Boundaries, Making Connections
A brief biography of Wells with several of her writings, including Lynch Law in America, Lynch Law in Georgia, and A Letter To the Members of the Anti-Lynching Bureau.
IDA B. WELLS-BARNETT (1862-1931)
A brief biography of Wells with an image in a Profile of African Americans in Tennessee History.
Ida B. Wells on Lynching
A quote from Ida B. Wells, on Lynching, 1909 with an image.
Ida B. Wells (Barnett), Co-founder of the NAACP
A brief biography of Wells.
African American Odyssey
A presentation of the Library of Congress exhibition, The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, which highlights parts of the Library's large African American collection. Both the exhibition and the Library include rare books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays, films, and recordings.
"Reading Aright": White Slavery, Black Referents, and The Strategy of Histotextuality in Iola Leroy
This paper appears in the Yale Journal of Criticism (Fall 1997). The paper describes the goal of the New England Female Moral Reform Society as to protect innocent women from corrupt men as well as to reform "fallen" women who had lost respectability because of those unprincipled men. The author connects this goal with the argument of many African-Americans at the end of the nineteenth century, including Ida B. Wells, that powerful white men acted as the destroyers of the virtue of African-American women. She argues that African-American women hoped that the shared analysis of male power would help them align with white feminists.