The Red Record
Ida B. Wells
The Red Record
Ida B. Wells exposes a series of racially-motivated acts that disproportionately affect African Americans and is overwhelmingly ignored by a majority white criminal justice system. It's crucial documentation of a brutal practice that tormented a community.
In the late nineteenth century, Ida B. Wells was a thriving journalist and civil rights activist. She used her writing and skills as an investigative reporter to reveal the horrifying reality that many African Americans experienced. The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States, is an explosive report on how mob violence and white supremacy had become the de facto law of the land. It created a culture of cruelty and anti-blackness that promoted public attacks, including lynchings.
Ida B. Wells' work helped to initiate conversations about racism, policy and policing. Shortly after the release of The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States, the first anti-lynching bill was introduced into Congress. Wells' efforts were critical for African Americans seeking justice in a historically racist system.
With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States is both modern and readable.
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