Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells bio

Birth Name: Ida B. Wells

Occupation: Civil Rights Leader

Place Of Birth: Holly Springs

Date Of Birth: July 16, 1862

Date Of Death: March 25, 1931

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Ida B. Wells was born on the 16th of July, 1862. She was known for being a Civil Rights Leader. Civil rights leader and women’s rights activist who gained national attention for documenting the groups lynching blacks in the United States.

Ida B. Wells was born in Holly Springs. Her parents were slaves until the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. She refused to give up her seat while riding the Chesapeake, Ohio and Southwestern Railroad and was thrown off the train for it, 71 years before the activist Rosa Parks showed similar resistance on a bus.

Ida B. Wells was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Ida B. Wells was born in 1860s.

Ida B. Wells is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Ida B. Wells’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Ida B. Wells’s parents.

Associated with

Oscar Zeta Acosta

Civil Rights Leader

Esther Cooper Jackson

Civil Rights Leader

Yam Ah Mee

Civil Rights Leader

Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Ida B. Wells kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Ida B. Wells was born in the Year of the Dog.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Ida B. Wells
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Ida B. Wells was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Ida B. Wells was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: Ida B. Wells had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Ida B. Wells’s birth sign is Cancer and she had a ruling planet of Moon.

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