Ida B. Wells – Journalist, Suffragist, Editor, etc

Ida Bell Wells, born into slavery on 16 July 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, is known for her relentless work in promoting women’s rights and for advocating equal rights. For example, she documented lynching in the United States in the early 1890’s and was a co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored […]

Fredrika Bremer – Notes from a Slave Auction

Swedish author and feminist Fredrika Bremer was born in 1801, and sometimes she has been called the “Swedish miss Austen”. As a very young woman, she dreamed¬†of becoming an author. In an early letter to her private tutor she wrote: “I would like to become an author to whose works everyone who is sad, depressed, […]