This Ida B. Wells: Suffragist and Anti-Lynching Activist lesson plan also includes:
Suffragette, investigative journalist, and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells is the focus of a lesson that has young historians study the work of this amazing woman. Scholars watch a video biography of Wells, read the text of her speech about lynchings, and examine an NPR article about the continued debate about lynching legislation.
- Begin the lesson by having class members read the lyrics as they listen to Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit"
- The resource is ideal for use during February's Black History Month or March's Women's History Month
- Links are provided for all required materials