Social issues Ida Wells-Barnett addressed:
• Civil rights
• Voting rights for women
• Peace and justice
Social issues that need to be addressed today:
• Civil Rights – The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, the workplace and by facilities that serve the general public. Even though we have made progress, prejudice and racism are still with us. The need to protect the equal rights of all is as important as ever.
• Voting – 64 percent of voting- age citizens voted in the 2008 presidential elections.*
• Peace and Justice – Peace and justice is needed in many communities and countries around the world – kids have an innate ability to promote peace.**