Officially called The Light of Truth Ida B. Wells National Monument, the commemoration created by sculptor Richard Hunt was dedicated in the South Side neighborhood where Wells lived out her life.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells is writing a biography of the pioneering African-American journalist and activist. One Signal Publishers announced Thursday that Michelle Duster‘s “Ida B. the Queen” will come out next February. Duster will collaborate on the book with Atlantic staff writer Hannah Giorgis. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US […]


Simmons College of Kentucky is in the midst of one of the greatest university turnarounds in memory. Back from the brink the school that gave Ida B. Wells her start is now ranked ahead of University of Louisville according to a new report from In fact has placed the HBCU second in the state of Kentucky. […]

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Hillary Clinton attended the Ida B. Wells Legacy Luncheon in Chicago to receive an award and help raise funds for a political action committee that supports Black female candidates.

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Little Known Black History Facts

Ida B. Wells is most known for her crusade against the lynching of Black Americans that she launched in the 1890’s. This past Sunday marked the 155th anniversary of the late activist’s birth, and a look at her life shows that her fight against injustice started very early in her life. Wells was born July […]

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Little Known Black History Facts, Originals

In Chicago, 1893, black people were excluded from the activities of the Worlds’ Columbian Exposition, also known as The World’s Fair. The event had been dubbed “the White City” to describe the area at the Court of Honor. At first, blacks could work at the event, but not attend. A young Paul Laurence Dunbar was […]