This week we have focused on the way Black women have laid the foundations for Black feminism as a field, movement, and a form of critical praxis. One woman whose work exemplifies Black feminism as critical praxis is Ida B. Wells.
Ida B. Wells was an antilynching advocate during the Jim Crow era. Her work investigating lynchings in the South brought to light how widespread these anti-Black crimes were in the US.
PBS has a documentary detailing her life titled The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow | Ida B. Wells: A Lifetime of Activism. Click here to view the brief documentary and learn more about this courageous woman.