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Ida B. Wells was born into slavery during the Civil War in Mississippi in 1862. Her parents were active during Reconstruction Era politics and also instilled the importance of education into Ida. Unfortunately, they died of yellow fever, as did their newborn infant, and Ida was left to care for her siblings. In 1883, Ida was thrown off a train car for refusing to move from her seat because of her race. She sued the train car company, and although she won at the local level, it was overturned in federal court.
After the lynching of one of her friends, Ida decided to investigate white mob violence and published her findings in several places. As a result, she received many threats and had to move from Memphis to Chicago. She traveled internationally speaking out against racism and lynching, and even called out women in the suffrage movement for ignoring lynching. She was the founder of the National Association of Colored Women’s Club, and although she was at the founding of the NAACP, is not listed as an official founder. Despite being ostracized for her views, Ida continued to advocate for what she believed in, stating – “The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”
This classic unisex jersey short sleeve tee fits like a well-loved favorite. Soft cotton and quality print make users fall in love with it over and over again. These t-shirts have-ribbed knit collars to bolster shaping. The shoulders have taping for better fit over time. Dual side seams hold the garment’s shape for longer.
.: 100% Airlume combed and ringspun cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
.: Retail fit
.: Tear away label
.: Runs true to size
|Sleeve length, in||8.9||9.18||9.45||9.73||10||10.4|
This image is public domain. By Mary Garrity Restored by Adam Cuerden [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AMary_Garrity_-_Ida_B._Wells-Barnett_-_Google_Art_Project_-_restoration_crop.jp. CC0 for Public Domain Dedication.