The Rope review: Ida Wells, the NAACP and a slim thread to a murder

Alex Tresniowski’s story of a 19th-century Rosa Parks would have worked perfectly well without a detour to New Jersey

This is a book about an important and long-overlooked Black woman civil rights leader, and an intrepid New York City private investigator who solved a murder at the seashore in New Jersey in which a Black laborer was wrongly accused of the crime.

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