Instructional Video

How One Journalist Risked Her Life to Hold Murderers Accountable

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A short video on Ida B. Wells introduces viewers to the work of this fearless investigative journalist whose articles about lynchings focused the country's attention on countless murders of African Americans.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Include in a unit about notable journalists, during February's Black History Month, or March's Women's History Month
  • Have class members research the progress of legislation to make lynching a federal crime
  • Have groups investigate New Hampshire's use of hanging as a secondary method of execution
Classroom Considerations
  • Establish a protocol for a safe, respectful discussion of the topic
Pros
  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, suggestions for further research, and a discussion prompt
Cons
  • None