Today, 16th July 2015, the Search engine Google
is showing a Doodle on its home page in U.S, for celebrating 153rd Birthday of the Fearless
Journalist Ida B. Wells. Ida B. Wells, was an American journalist,
newspaper editor,sociologist, and an early leader in the civil rights movement.
Ida Bell Wells was born a slave in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1862, just before United States
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
When Ida B. Wells was 22, she was asked by a conductor of a Railroad Company to give
up her seat on the train to a white man. She refused, and the conductor attempted to forcibly
drag her out of her seat. The year was 1884 — about 70 years before
Rosa Parks would refuse to give up her seat on an Alabama bus.