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American Experience: Progressivism, Journalism, & Reform: Lynching and Abuse

Resources on investigative journalists of the era and their impact

Ida B wells Pocket Diary

Ida B Wells Pocket Diary

Note on Primary Sources

A Note on Primary Sources:

Some primary sources use terms that are considered highly offensive today but were in common use at that time. Some images and cartoons may be considered objectionable and offensive today and/or may be very graphic in nature. 

Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells & Lynching in the American South

The Courageous Life of Id B. Wells (4:49)

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Nelly Bly

Nellie Bly goes undercover to expose abuse in mental hospitals

To Expose the Truth of Mental Hospitals, Nellie Bly Feigned Insanity to Study One (2:54)

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