Ida B. Wells Barnett was a co-founder of the NAACP, an anti-lynch crusader and a Black female journalist. After earning degrees from Rust College and Fisk University, she taught in Memphis Tennessee and began writing articles for the Black Newspaper, Free Speech. She is well known for being outspoken against the senseless lynching of Blacks and often traveled to Europe to publicize the facts she learned. Ida was the most famous Black female journalist of her time. She wrote articles for the Memphis Watchman, Detroit Plain Dealer, Indianapolis World, Little Rock Sun, and many others.