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Ida B Wells : The Advocate

Clip: Season 32 Episode 9 | 1m 24s

Ida B. Wells, a prominent journalist exposed racial violence in the South and led a trip to Washington, D.C. in 1913 to march in the national suffrage parade.

Aired: 07/06/20

Rating: NR

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