Ida B. Wells, Who Took on Racism in the Deep South With Powerful Reporting on Lynchings
Wells is considered by historians to have been the most famous black woman in the United States during her lifetime, even as she was dogged by prejudice.
Diane Arbus Called Her Portraits ‘A Secret About a Secret’
A daughter of privilege, she photographed those on the outside, and her work has been hailed as brave and reviled as freakish.