Season 2, Episode 4 Ida B. Wells: Passion for Justice

First Aired: October 24, 1989

"Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice" profiles the civil-rights activist (1862-1931), who launched numerous campaigns against racial injustice after the Supreme Court began to overturn decisions that protected blacks. Included: autobiographical readings by Toni Morrison.

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  • Premiered: October 4, 1988
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)

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