Ida B. Wells


Ida B. Wells monument and plaza will stand at Beale and Fourth

Four years after the removal of the monument for Confederate Army Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, a statue of Ida B. Wells will stand in Memphis for the first time. R. Eugene Moore is a graduate student at the University of Memphis and intern for The Daily Memphian. A native Arkansan, he has lived in Shelby County for over a decade and enjoys reading and writing about all things Memphis.
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A new documentary on Ida B. Wells that tells her story as never before

Stacy Robinson, producer and writer of a new documentary CHICAGO STORIES, joined Jon Hansen (filling in for Bob Sirott) to talk about the one-hour Chicago Stories special and companion website, that paints a deeply humanizing portrait of Ida B. Wells. It airs Friday, May 21 at 8:00 pm on all WTTW platforms.

Author presenting on Ida B. Wells in virtual library event

The Seattle Public Library will virtually present Michelle Duster, who will discuss her new book “Ida B. The Queen,” and consider Ida B. Wells’ impact on American history from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 25. Duster is a writer, speaker, professor and the great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells. Library...
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Ida B. Wells: A Chicago Stories Special

Https:// There are few Chicago historical figures whose life and work speak to the current moment more than Ida B. Wells, the 19th century investigative journalist, civil rights leader, and passionate suffragist. WTTW brings you a new CHICAGO STORIES special that tells her story as never before.

Women who paved the way: Ida B. Wells

In light of Women’s History Month, The Hawks’ Herald is featuring important women from throughout history. The last week of March highlights women who have paved the way in news media. Ida B. Wells was born on July 16, 1862 in Mississippi. She was born as an enslaved person, but...
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Statue of Ida B. Wells nearing completion

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Work is moving along on a statue honoring renowned journalist and civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells. Dr. Lasimba Gray, the chair of the Memphis Memorial Committee, sent a picture of the statue to WREG on Friday. The statue is expected to be complete sometime this summer.

5 Things You Should Know About Pioneering Journalist And NAACP Co-Founder Ida B. Wells

Thursday marks the 90th anniversary of the death of pioneering journalist and activist Ida B. Wells, one of the most famous and influential Black leaders of the late 19th and early 20th century. During her long career, Wells was instrumental in the fight against lynching, co-founded the NAACP and played an important role in the women’s suffrage movement. Though many of her contributions were washed out of history, her legacy has been revived and acknowledgment of her contributions continues to grow.
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In a new book, Ida B. Wells is an activist for her time and ours

Michelle Duster grew up hearing about Ida B. Wells, her great-grandmother and a legendary journalist, anti-lynching crusader, and voting rights advocate. But when a housing community named for Wells in Chicago was slated for demolition, Duster began to worry, she said, “that her name would start to fade from public memory.”

Remembering Ida B. Wells

Thursday marks the 90th anniversary of the death of Ida B. Wells, a woman with a storied past. A street is named after her in Chicago, and there’s a 1990 commemorative stamp from the Postal Service. Wells was a suffragette, a mom to four and a reporter in the late...