Doing Justice to Ida B. Wells

As an African American woman, Ida B. Wells was an activist  journalist challenging racism and sexism in the early 1890s whose work has largely been unrecognized.  This crusader for justice will be honored with a monument in Chicago where she lived and worked after her presses were destroyed in Memphis because of her anti-lynching editorials.

The Washington Post (June 16, 2018, C1)  tells of her great granddaughter’s efforts to get the monument erected to an unsung hero.