Ida B. Wells

Black-and-white image of Ida B. Wells in black jacket and white shirt in front of wood wall

Family, Supporters Raise $300,000 for Ida B. Wells Memorial

The donations will allow the construction of a monument to the racial justice activist and journalist in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood.

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Celebrating Ida B. Wells On Her Birthday

Today marks the trailblazing journalist and activist’s 156th birthday. Here’s why her work still resonates through media, activism and history—and what is being done to memorialize a life well lived.

Clothing Line Imagines Black Leaders as University Namesakes

Philadelphia Printworks’ “School of Thought” line features shirts from fictional universities built on the philosophies of Audre Lorde, James Baldwin and other Black ideological leaders. 

Five Quotes to Celebrate Ida B. Wells' Birthday

The pioneering black journalist, activist, author and speaker was born on July 16, 1862. One hundred fifty three years later, her words and deeds remain relevant. 

Toni Morrison Pays Tribute to Ida B. Wells

Decades after her death, Wells’ passion for justice lives on.