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10 inspiring quotes by ida b. wells

10 inspiring quotes by ida b. wells

  • The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American.
  • Thus lynch law held sway in the far West until civilization spread into the Territories and the orderly processes of law took its place. The emergency no longer existing, lynching gradually disappeared from the West.
  • There is nothing we can do about the lynching now, as we are out-numbered and without arms.
  • The negro has suffered far more from the commission of this crime against the women of his race by white men than the white race has ever suffered through his crimes.
  • The white man’s victory soon became complete by fraud, violence, intimidation and murder.
  • The alleged menace of universal suffrage having been avoided by the absolute suppression of the negro vote, the spirit of mob murder should have been satisfied and the butchery of negroes should have ceased.
  • Our country’s national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob.
  • The white man’s dollar is his god, and to stop this will be to stop outrages in many localities.
  • No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States of America, has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging, shooting, and burning alleged offenders.
  • The appeal to the white man’s pocket has ever been more effectual than all the appeals ever made to his conscience.
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