The Red Record

By: Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Published By: Double9 Books
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The Red Record tabulates these instances of cruelty in clear, impartial figures. Ida B. Wells' original goal for the brochure was to humiliate and shock the lethargic public-and spur change-alongside the total by describing actual instances of lynching and listing the common justifications for these arbitrary executions. The practice of lynching was so pervasive in the postbellum American South that the majority of Southern politicians and leaders chose to ignore it. This lethal brand of vigilante "justice" was really a thinly veiled racist justification for homicidal brutality. With charges ranging from "attempted stock poisoning" to "insulting whites," more than 200 African Americans were killed in 1892 alone. In order to let the dreadful statistics speak for themselves. The anti-lynching movement in the US was led by investigative journalist and activist Ida B. Wells, later Wells-Barnett. A Red Record used mainstream white newspapers to document a resurgence of white mob violence, building on her ground-breaking exposé Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases (1892), and discovered that more than 9,000 African Americans had been killed by lynching in the South between 1864 and 1894. The novel aimed to make space for one aspect of a crucial discussion about power, violence, and race in the US.

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Ida B. Wells was an American investigative journalist, educator, and pioneer in the civil rights movement. Her full name was Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, and she lived from July 16, 1862, to March 25, 1931. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded by one of its founders. Ida B. Wells dedicated her life to fighting against prejudice and brutality, as well as for the equality of African Americans, particularly women. She is regarded as the most well-known Black woman in American history at the time. Wells, who was born a slave in Holly Springs, Mississippi, was set free thanks to the American Civil War's Emancipation Proclamation. Ida B. Wells later found greater compensation as a teacher after relocating to Memphis, Tennessee, with several of her siblings. Wells soon co-owned the Memphis Free Speech and Headlight newspaper and began contributing to it. She reported on instances of racial discrimination and segregation. Following more research, Wells created The Red Record in 1895, a 100-page pamphlet that goes into greater detail regarding lynching in the United States following the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Also mentioned were the issues that Black people have faced in the South since the Civil War.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 88 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357270507
  • ISBN-13: 9789357270502
  • Item Weight: 105.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 5.31 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics