Toni Morrison Pays Tribute to Ida B. Wells

Decades after her death, Wells' passion for justice lives on.

By Jamilah King Jul 16, 2013

An oldie but goodie, here’s a snippet of William Greaves’ 1989 film Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice. In it, writer Toni Morrison reads from the pioneering black journalist’s memoirs about life in the South during reconstruction and her crusade to bring attention to the lynching of black men. Wells was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi on July 16, 1862.

(H/T California Newsreel)