We envision a monumental artwork honoring the life, work and words of Ida B. Wells, to be located in Bronzeville, the Chicago neighborhood where she once lived, worked and raised her family.

The art will be a fitting tribute to a legendary African-American woman who made a substantial contribution to civil rights for women and minorities during her lifetime, and left a great legacy of published writings.

The central sculpture, to be created by Richard Hunt, one of Chicago’s most honored sculptors, 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.

Ida B. Wells 153rd Birthday Luncheon

(l-r) Khari Matthew Humphries, Community Life Senior Manager of The Community Builders, Inc.; Daniel Duster, great-grandson of Ida B. Wells; Shirley Newsome, committee member; Michelle Duster, great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells; Anthony Rogers, committee co-chair.