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Influential African-American Women

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Journalist and newspaper editor Ida B. Wells-Barnett was extremely active in the women's suffrage movement, establishing several notable organizations. She served as an early civil rights leader with her husband, newspaper owner Ferdinand L. Barnett. Wells-Barnett famously wrote about the horrors of lynching in the United States. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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