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Ida B. Wells: Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of "Ida B. Wells" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    Ida B. Wells, lynch, lynching, negro, Red Record.
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.
  • Try variations on names or terms. Ida B. Wells was sometimes referred to as “Ida Wells,” “Ida B. Wells-Barnett” or “Ida Wells-Barnett.” For best results use the proximity search for Ida within 5 words of Wells.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America