The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.

Ida B. Wells

Journalist and activist Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) spent her life crusading to find the truth and shed a light on inequality in America. As a civil rights leader who was born into slavery, Wells used her platform to expose the mistreatment of Black Americans after the U.S. Civil War. This quote epitomizes her mission in life. When injustice rears its head, the way to enact change is not to look away, but rather to educate people about it and have hard conversations about who we are and what we stand for — to have the courage to create enough light to help people see the truth.