ida b. wells
As Black History Month draws to a close, HuffPost Black Voices Editor Taryn Finley explains why celebrating Black history, culture and achievements shouldn’t stop at the end of February.
"When kids learn about heroes like Ida B. Wells, they don't just imagine a better future -- they know they have the power to make it come true," toymaker Mattel said.
The pioneering Black journalist is revered for her reporting that exposed lynching as a white tool of political terror against Black people.
"What’s important is to say how and why does it happen, and that then helps us explain America to itself because the experience of black people is the experience of America."
And that's just the start. It's time to take the names of racists off our schools, libraries and public buildings.
There are almost 800 Confederate statues in the U.S. Charlottesville showed what happens when you threaten that white male dominance.
She forced the nation to confront the brutality of lynching. She deserves a monument of her own.
Ida B. Wells helped found the NAACP and crusaded tirelessly against lynching in the United States.
These black female activists deserve some recognition for their contributions.