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NEWLY UNVEILED IDA B. WELLS SCULPTURE IS CHICAGO’S FIRST MONUMENT HONORING A BLACK WOMAN

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NEWLY UNVEILED IDA B. WELLS SCULPTURE IS CHICAGO’S FIRST MONUMENT HONORING A BLACK WOMAN

by Charlene Rhinehart via https://www.blackenterprise.com/

Last week, Chicago unveiled the Ida B. Wells monument on the city’s south side. Located on 3724 S Vincennes Ave, It’s the city’s first monument dedicated to a Black woman. It stands as the second tribute overall to a Black woman in Chicago. Three years ago, the Chicago Defender reported the unveiling of a bronze statue dedicated to Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks on 4542 S. Greenwood in Brooks Park.

“We’re a very multicultural city and I think that the public structures and public tributes should reflect who we are as city and as a nation,” Michelle Duster, Ida B. Wells’ great granddaughter, told ABC News.

This year, Duster released Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells to celebrate…

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