Journalist Ida B. Wells relentless quest to rally public opinion against lynching

1892--Journalist Ida B. Wells publishes an exposé documenting the lynchings of innocent black men regularly taking place in the South. In her pamphlet, "Southern Horrors,” she writes, “Somebody must show that the Afro-American race is more sinned against than sinning, and it seems to have fallen upon me to do so.” Relentless in her quest to rally public opinion against the practice, she also uses her own newspaper, "The Memphis Free Speech and Headlight," as a vehicle to bring lynching to the attention of the public-- especially in the North.

Read her pamphlet here.