Ida B. Wells was an African-American journalist, abolitionist and feminist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s and later co-founded the NAACP.
Portrait of Wells by Austin artist John Weik. This is a detail from an original 11″ x 14″ work in ink on canvas board, part of a series called Cash Money that John completed this past spring. The entire series can be viewed here.