Ida B. Wells T-Shirt
Ida B. Wells Barnett, in a photograph by Mary Garrity from c. 1893. Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 â€“ March 25, 1931) was an American investigative journalist, educator, and early leader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Over the course of a lifetime dedicated to combating prejudice and violence, and the fight for African-American equality, especially that of women, Wells arguably became the most famous Black woman in America.