Barnett, Ida Bell Wells (1862-1931)

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Shirley Wilson Logan

30 July 2007

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Wells, Ida B. “Lynch Law in all Its Phases.” Our Day: A Record and Review of Current Reform 11 (January-June 1893): 333-347 [=A]
Wells, Ida B. “Lynch Law in all Its Phases.” In Ida B. Wells-Barnett: An Exploratory Study of an American Black Woman, 1893-1930. Ed., Mildred I. Thompson, 171-187. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Carlson Publishing, 1990. [=B]
Wells, Ida B. “Lynch Law in all Its Phases.” In With Pen and Voice: A Critical Anthology of Nineteenth-Century African American Women. Ed., Shirley Wilson Logan, 43-46. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1995. [=C]

No digitized version of the original source is available. The editor has found no other versions. This selection was based on the plausible efficacy of the delivered speech on February 13, 1893, at Tremont Temple, Boston, Massachusetts.

The Reverend Joseph Cook was editor of the publication, Our Day: A Record and Review of Current Reform, which published the version of the speech included in this unit. As a founder of the Monday Lectureship, Cook invited Wells to speak as she noted in her biography, Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells, ed., Alfreda M. Duster (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1970), 81. As editor of the Our Day journal and as the organizer of the event, Cook had direct access to Wells’ speech.

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12 Feb. 1893
Tremont Temple, Boston, Mass.


Social Sciences; and special level: Social Problems-Periodicals


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