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             Wells maintained her anti-lynching campaign throughout her life despite her constant fear of death by her oppressors. When the entire passage is taken into context, it explains her actions and the amazing courage that she possessed.
             "I felt that one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or rat in a trap. I had already determined to sell my life as dearly as possible if attacked. I felt if I could take one lyncher with me, this would even up the score a little bit 1.".
             African-American women had been under the racism and sexism of their environment for centuries. However, Ida B. Wells was not only willing to sacrifice for this cause, but also to die for it. .
             Ida B. Wells passed away after a lifetime of crusading for justice, but not after her prolific actions reflected her attitude of "selling her life as dearly as possible." She was one of the first African American women to run for public office in the United States, one of the first founders of the NAACP, and a respected journalist.
             2) One of the themes that Giddings mentioned was the relationship between sexism and racism. .
             Because both are motivated by similar economic, social, and psychological forces, it is only logical that those who sought to undermine Blacks were also the most virulent antifeminists 2.".
             In her book, Giddings attempted to show the correlation between the gradual evolutionary dissipation of racism and sexism with the advancement of both African-Americans and women.
             3) The primary way that African-American women were able to promote their independence was by noting the hardships that they had overcome - their experiences under slavery, their participation in the work force, their political activism, and their sense of independence 3- these were all scenarios that many non-African-American women didn't have to face. Thus, the theme of independence and womanhood helped raise the status of African-American women, but inversely pointed out the inadequacies in the lives of non-African-American women.

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