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“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” – Ida B. Wells

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.

Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court by Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson, NYU Press, 2020, pg. 9

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.