The Ida B. Wells Commemorative Art Committee is raising $100,000 to begin work on the creation of a monument befitting a woman of Ida B. Wells’ significance. The monument, designed by Richard Hunt, will invite reflection on Ida B. Wells’ writings and life, and provide inspiration to those who view this work of art. Upon completion, this monument will be donated to the City of Chicago’s Public Art Collection.
We need your help to make this a reality. Fewer than ten percent of monuments and statues across the country are dedicated to women and none are to be found in Chicago’s 580 public parks. You can change that number by making a donation to our Indiegogo campaign today. Please spread the word!
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“Time for Chicagoans to give Ida B. Wells her due,” Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times.