Ida B. Wells

Close Read Passage, 648 words, Biography (nonfiction), Sequence, Level Z2 (Grade 6), Lexile 1030L

This passage tells the story of Ida B. Wells, a journalist and civil rights advocate in the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Wells worked to expose the practice of lynching and advance African American and women's rights. She helped to establish the NAACP. She was a woman ahead of her times, and her work set examples for the movements that followed.

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