[Image: B/w portrait photo of Ida B. Wells]
Ida B. Wells was a social worker, journalist, and teacher best known for her anti-lynching crusade. Exceptionally bold, at the age of 22 she sued a railroad company who threw her off a train for refusing to ride in a segregated car; at considerable personal risk, she spent much of her life publicly lecturing and writing against the practice of lynching. Using careful statistical research and observation to support her claims, she asserted that lynching was less about protecting white womanhood and more about keeping African-Americans in a subordinate social and legal position—literally, that it was an act of terrorism by whites.
Wells’ confrontational approach arose from the urgency of her cause, and from her realization that a placatory attitude was insufficient against violent, systemic racism. Wells has been the subject of several biographies, two of which are on the shelves of the CS Library.
Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Halftime performance
Let’s just pretend we watched this instead of Bruno.
when you hear your parents talking shit from another room
Precious Adams performing Aurora act 3 variation
2014 Prix de Lausanne
(she won a scholarship + the contemporary dance prize!)
i just stared at this for ~5 min bc graceful
she is GORGEOUS
you kno those gifs where all you can look at is their feet
this is one of those
im so happy for her. she faced a lot of issues at Bolshoi for being black, she was even told to bleach her skin. look at her now! biggest fuck you to all the racists that treated her badly regardless of her talent. WERK GIRL.
Can we get into the definition of her upper body and the tissue paper delicacy of her hands?
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