TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Aug 7, 2018

In the August Tennessee Bar Journal, read about Ida B. Wells, a young black woman who in the late 1800s bravely spoke against abuses in the school system, campaigned tirelessly against the horrors of lynching, advocated for suffrage rights for women, exposed injustices, and battled against segregation laws. She did this through the power of the pen, as a journalist. It's especially important to remember her, in today's climate where negative attitudes toward journalists and attacks on freedom of the press are on the increase. David L. Hudson Jr. writes about Wells, a smart, tough woman you'll want to know more about.