By: Imani S.
Georgia, Age 9
Ida B. Wells was born on July 16,1882 in Holly Spring, Mississippi. Her parents were Jim and Lizzie Wells. When Ida was 16 her parents and her baby brother died from Yellow Fever. She had to leave with her sisters and brothers. She work as a teacher at Memphis, Tennessee. She grew up to be a writer and wrote a book called Southern Horrors.