Independent Historian

Wendy Jones is a writer and the president of Ida Bell Publishing. She has a lifelong passion for researching African American history to center it in her writing. A former tenured English professor, Ms. Jones earned a B.A. in Literature from Yale University and an M.F.A. in Fiction from Columbia University.

In Pursuit of Justice: A One-Woman Play about Ida B. Wells,” starring Janice Jenkins, which was her first play, won four AUDELCO awards. Ms. Jones’s writing, both non-fiction and fiction, has appeared in “The Point: Where Teaching & Writing Intersect,” “Streetlights: Illuminating Tales of the Urban Black Experience,” “theravensperch.com,” and “Liv Literary Journal.”

Her most recent books are “An Extraordinary Life: Josephine E. Jones” and “The Culinary Art Portfolio of Josephine E. Jones.” A first-generation Northerner, born in Harlem, Wendy Jones now lives in New Jersey with her family.

Josephine Ebaugh Jones (1920-2017)

Josephine Ebaugh Jones was a community activist and may also have been the first black woman in management at a Fortune 500 company. Born July 30, 1920, in Cross Hill, South Carolina, to sharecroppers Anna Nance and Scott Ebaugh, Josephine arrived in New York City, New York in 1946 to cook … Read MoreJosephine Ebaugh Jones (1920-2017)