Day 15


Most of the world seemed to need an 8:46 video of a police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd to be convinced that Black Lives Matter. Now just imagine being Ida B. Wells, a Black journalist and anti-lynching crusader working at the height of southern rage in the South, with only a pencil and paper, trying to convince people of the exact same thing. Just imagine how dogged and determined this woman had to be as an investigative reporter, on a mission to tell the truth and seek justice for her community. Now also imagine that white America is saying that the death of George Floyd was a “wake up call”. Even though Ida B. Wells, a Black woman so influential in her field that she was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2020, had been flawlessly writing about and lecturing about the experiences of men like George Floyd since she published her first pamphlet in 1892.

"Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it." 
How much do you know about the illustrious career of Ida B. Wells and the work that she did to educate the masses about the terror that Black men and women have been experiencing in this country for centuries?

On day 15 of Black History Bootcamp we will dive into the work and life of this powerful truth-teller.


Black History Bootcamp
Day 15: We are the #DaughtersOf Ida B. Wells

Born to enslaved parents, one year before the Emancipation Proclamation, Ida B. Wells was once considered the most famous Black woman in the United States. As a journalist, she spent her entire life tirelessly fighting to tell the truth and shame the devil – to their face. She wasn’t afraid to pick a fight and she always seemed to show up prepared for battle, with the truth on her side. We think her life is a lesson for all of us and on today’s call we will honor her by speaking truth to power. We promise it’s a conversation you don’t want to miss.



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Use #blackhistorybootcamp to join the juiciest conversation on Twitter.

- Should we stop sharing the graphic videos of Black men and women dying, or do they help tell the story?

- How are you protecting your spirit from the 24/7 news cycle?

- Who should we be following to stay in the know on all things Black? 




- MUSIC: Daughters of Ida B. Wells, A Spotify Playlist 

- WATCH: Overlooked: Ida B. Wells 

- WATCH: A Passion For Justice, Ida B. Wells 

- READ: Lynching, Our National Crime, By Ida B. Wells

- READOur Democracy's founding ideals were false...,By Nikole Hannah-Jones, Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize 

- ACTION: Subscribe to a Black-owned independent newspaper. Here is a list compiled by the African-American Literature Book Club. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Coronavirus is still killing Black people disproportionately.  Please do not gather or walk in groups until we flatten the curve in our communities. Do not trust policy over the protection of Black lives. To support mental health, we invite you to walk virtually with us each day.  This is a solo training mission to build your own discipline, fortitude, and physical strength for the days ahead.  Please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wash your hands when you return home.

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