Ida B Wells Tea Towel


Half Panama Unbleached Cotton with Hanging Loop

Measures 19 x 27.5 inches

Ida Bell Wells was born a slave in Mississippi. Her family was freed from slavery shortly after her birth by the Emancipation Proclamation. On a train ride from Memphis to Nashville in 1884, for which she had bought a first class ticket, Wells was asked to move to the car for African Americans. Her refusal to do so led her to sue the railroad, a case she won, but which was later overturned by the Tennessee Supreme Court. This was the event that marked a turning point in Wells' life that initiated her in civil rights and women’s rights activism.

Machine wash at 110 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes.