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The Ida B. Wells Monument in Chicago Is 1 Major Step Closer to Becoming a Reality

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The Ida B. Wells Monument in Chicago Is 1 Major Step Closer to Becoming a Reality

By Anne Branigin via

Thanks to a recent push on social media, the organizers of a monument to trailblazing journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells have raised enough money—$300,000—to build the memorial.

The push was fueled in part by the anniversary of Wells’ birth this week, and fundraisers hosted by author and educator Mariama Kaba and New York Times journalist and MacArthur “genius grant” winner Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Chicago Tribune writes.

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