It's official! Ida B. Wells now has a street named in her honor.
Ida B. Wells spent half her remarkable life in Chicago, standing up against racist violence, economic injustice, and school segregation.
Thank you to our Ida B. Wells Committee, the 55 civic groups that signed on in support, everyone who contacted their alderman, and Alderman King and Alderman Reilly, who pushed this measure forward. We are proud that the City of Chicago has voted to honor Ida B. Wells, local hero and American freedom fighter.
- Ida B. Wells gets her street — City Council approves renaming Congress in her honor
- Committee approves renaming Congress Parkway for Ida B. Wells
- Congress Parkway — not Balbo — could be renamed for Ida B. Wells
- League Statement: Committee Yanks Ordinance Honoring Ida B. Wells
- Ald. Sophia King open to options to renaming Balbo Drive for Ida B. Wells
- Running the campaign to rename Balbo Drive
- Chicago can do more to celebrate Ida B. Wells
- Time For Action: Rename Balbo Drive to Ida B. Wells Drive
- Chicago should be proud to honor Ida B. Wells
- Aldermen propose renaming Balbo Drive after civil rights champion Ida B. Wells-Barnett
- In Ida B. Wells’ name, anti-racism groups to protest Confederate monument
- Sept 6 2017 Ida B Wells-Barnett Press Release