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Posts tagged with Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells was a prolific activist and muckracker who used her journalistic abilities to expose the brutal lynchings of African Americans in Memphis, Tennessee that were tragically common in the late 1890s. Living in a segregated, post-slavery society, Wells experienced discrimination herself that inspired her to write about the struggles of African Americans at […]

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Women are a popular topic in the upcoming 2012 election. Looking at the role women have historically played in the media  and the role they are fulfilling today can bring us perspective on how the media can influence public opinion, especially with issues concerning women. The media, especially during election season, can have a huge impact on opinion, […]

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