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Taking the Message to the World “An open door in a stone wall”

Linda O. McMurry

in To Keep the Waters Troubled

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9780195139273
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848911 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139273.003.0010
Taking the Message to the World “An open door in a stone wall”

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This chapter describes Ida B. Wells's overseas tour as she continued her anti-lynching campaign. Because the overseas tour convinced Wells that world opinion could be a potent force against lynching, she returned with a renewed commitment to use the World's Fair in Chicago as a platform for her message. Wells participated in several conventions, congresses, and conferences that took place during the fair. She spoke before a Congress of Colored People, at which she was elected vice president of the sponsoring National Colored People's Protective Association.

Keywords: overseas tour; world opinion; lynching; Chicago; Congress of Colored People

Chapter.  7348 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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