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Life Story: Ida B. Wells

The story of an anti-lynching crusader who used the power of journalism and statistical evidence to raise awareness about the most extreme horrors of life under Jim Crow.


Black Life in the Urban North

An article from the "Chicago Defender" that describes the new opportunities and challenges northern cities offered women looking to escape the horrors of the Jim Crow South.


The Silent Protest

A photograph of the NAACP’s 1917 silent march against lynching, which included thousands of women protesters.


The Great Migration

Three photographs that document the experience of Black women and girls migrating from the rural South to Chicago.