Google Salutes Ida B Wells in its Latest Doodle

Google’s latest homepage doodle recognizes fearless journalist Ida Bell Wells-Barnett aka Ida B Wells. At the young age of 25, Wells became co-owner and editor of Free Speech and Headlight, where she unrelentingly spoke out against racial inequality and civil injustices—and continued to do so late into her life and career. In a blog post, Google writes, “Today, for her 153rd birthday, we salute Ida B Wells with a Doodle that commemorates her journalistic mettle and her unequivocal commitment to the advancement of civil liberties.”