"The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them." - Ida B. Wells
Trailblazing journalist Ida B. Wells knew what she stood for and unwaveringly stood for it: Truth. Despite the impediments as both a former slave and a black woman living in the post-Civil War south, she relentlessly pursued stories that exposed horrific injustices, often jeopardizing her own safety.
She viewed truth—no matter how hard it was to tell—as the ultimate means of confronting corruption, injustice, and hatred. She didn’t embellish, or write to fit her agenda or feelings. She didn’t allow herself to be defined by ideologies or interest groups. She told the truth. Our illustration is a nod to her remarkable strength, and the idea that the act of writing as a form of truth telling shines a light on the world.
• 11x14 inch art print with white border
• Heavy, premium 270 gsm archival paper
• Matte, slightly textured finish
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Obvious State is a creative studio in pursuit of wisdom and beauty. They are inspired by provocative language that has stood the test of time, poetry that captures the beauty of the human experience, and philosophy that drives us to examine and re-examine. They aim to create art and thoughtfully designed gifts that prompt conversations and bring aesthetic joy to everyday objects. All Obvious State goods are meticulously crafted in the United States and printed on the finest papers and materials. After all, beautiful language deserves beautiful treatment.