Ida B. Wells quote: “Virtue knows no color…

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Ida B. Wells quote:

“Virtue knows no color line, and the chivalry which depends upon complexion of skin and texture of hair can command no honest respect.”

Ida B. Wells-Barnett, circa 1893
Ida B. Wells-Barnett, circa 1893

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Sources

The Red Record: “Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States” by Ida B. Wells-Barnett, published in 1895 – Project Gutenberg / Photograph of Ida taken circa 1893 – Wikimedia Commons