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One had better die fighting against injustice than die like a dog or a rat in a trap. Ida B. Wells#Justice 84
Ida B. Wells#Justice 84
The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press. Ida B. Wells#Act 69
Ida B. Wells#Act 69
There is nothing we can do about the lynching now, as we are out-numbered and without arms. Ida B. Wells#Arms 66
Ida B. Wells#Arms 66
Brave men do not gather by thousands to torture and murder a single individual, so gagged and bound he cannot make even feeble resistance or defense. Ida B. Wells#Bound 64
Ida B. Wells#Bound 64
The alleged menace of universal suffrage having been avoided by the absolute suppression of the negro vote, the spirit of mob murder should have been satisfied and the butchery of negroes should have ceased. Ida B. Wells#Absolute 61
Ida B. Wells#Absolute 61
The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears, toes, and fingers, strips off flesh, and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd. Ida B. Wells#Among 59
Ida B. Wells#Among 59
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. Ida B. Wells#Against 49
Ida B. Wells#Against 49
The only times an Afro-American who was assaulted got away has been when he had a gun and used it in self-defense. Ida B. Wells#Assaulted 47
Ida B. Wells#Assaulted 47
If this work can contribute in any way toward proving this, and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American people to a demand for justice to every citizen, and punishment by law for the lawless, I shall feel I have done my race a service. Ida B. Wells#American 46
Ida B. Wells#American 46
The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American. Ida B. Wells#Intelligence 42
Ida B. Wells#Intelligence 42
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