Educational Administration, Department of

 

Date of this Version

1-2009

Document Type

Article

Citation

2009 Pro>Active Publications

Comments

Journal a/Women in Educational Leadership, VOl. 7, No. I-January 2009 ISSN: 1541-6224

Abstract

Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) is a fine example of the voice a writer has. Born in Holly Springs, Mississippi, she was born into slavery. Her par- ents died of yellow fever when she was young. As a result, she became the head of her family and took a teaching position near her home to support the family. She moved to Memphis in 1881 because there were more teaching jobs there (Myers, 2008).

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