Wells, Ida B.

Ida B. Wells was a precursor to Rosa Parks, as she refused to give up her seat on a train. Her father was on the school board at Shaw University (later renamed Rust College in 1890), where she attended. Today Ida B. Wells is memorialized by the Ida B. Wells Art Museum.

Sources:

Wells, Ida. To Keep the Waters Troubled, published in 1998.