Ward-Johnson Publishes Chapter on Civil Rights Activist

Frances Ward-Johnson, associate professor in the School of Communications, has published a chapter titled "Ida B. Wells-Barnett and America's First Anti-Lynching Campaign" in the book, "Women's Use of Public Relations for Progressive-Era Reform: Rousing the Conscience of a Nation." The book is edited by UNC-Chapel Hill professor Dulcie Straughan and was published by Edwin Mellen Press in September.

Ward-Johnson's chapter focuses on famous American journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett, who launched an anti-lynching campaign in the 1800s and continued the campaign until her death in 1934. The chapter highlights a woman's role in spearheading the activism of black women, which eventually spurred activism across the nation and the world.



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