10 Best Ida B. Wells Quotes About Voting, Suffrage & eternal Vigilance

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Ida B. Wells Quotes

Read 10 best Ida B. Wells Quotes and sayings about voting, suffrage & eternal vigilance, here we collect top 10 inspirational quotes of Ida B. Wells and share with you! Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, more commonly known as Ida B. Wells. She was an African-American investigative journalist and an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement.

1. The only times an Afro-American who was assaulted got away has been when he had a gun and used it in self-defense.

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2. The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.

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3. The white man’s victory soon became complete by fraud, violence, intimidation and murder.

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4. The white man’s dollar is his god, and to stop this will be to stop outrages in many localities.

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5. The Afro-American is not a bestial race.

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6. The appeal to the white man’s pocket has ever been more effectual than all the appeals ever made to his conscience.

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7. There is nothing we can do about the lynching now, as we are out-numbered and without arms.

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8. The negro has suffered far more from the commission of this crime against the women of his race by white men than the white race has ever suffered through his crimes.

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9. The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears, toes, and fingers, strips off flesh, and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.

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10. The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American.

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