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Ida B. Wells-Barnett, wearing "Martyred Negro Soldiers" button, circa 1917-1919

Webb Studio
Ida B. Wells-Barnett, activist, journalist, teacher, and anti-lynching leader. She is pictured wearing a button she created to publicize a memorial service for African American combatants court-martialed and hanged in Houston, Texas in the summer of 1917. The button's text reads "In Memoriam Martyred Negro Soldiers Dec. 11, 1917.