Monument in the Media

Chicago Sun-Times – October 5, 2015
Time for Chicagoans to give Ida B. Wells her due by Mary Mitchell
“The Ida B. Wells Monument project should have been done by now…” continue reading

WBEZ – August 7, 2015
Could Chicago’s first statue of a woman be an Ida B. Wells monument in Bronzeville? - Morning Shift
“There’s a group pushing for a monument to honor journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells. They want the statue erected in Bronzeville…” continue reading

Chicago Tribune – August 20, 2012
Sculptor Shares Vision for Activist’s Tribute by Dawn Turner Trice
“It’s astonishing the way the award-winning Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt makes stainless steel…” continue reading

Chicago Sun Times – July 23, 2012
A Fitting Honor for Civil-rights Activist Ida B. Wells-Barnettby Laura Washington
“July 16, 2012, marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ida B. Wells…” continue reading

News One – December 30, 2011
Ida B. Wells Sculpture Will Be Built In Chicago by Caryn Rousseau
“For six decades, civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells…” continue reading

Loop 21 – December 29, 2011
Sculpture Honoring Ida B. Wells To Be Built In Chicago by Danielle Hester
“An effort is under way to build a memorial sculpture of civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells…” continue reading

Huffington Post – December 28, 2011
Ida B. Wells Sculpture To Be Built In Chicago by Caryn Rousseau
“For six decades, civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells…” continue reading

Chicago Sun Times – November 19, 2011
Ida B. Wells Deserves a New Monument by Mary Mitchell
“Last week, I had the awesome responsibility of presenting a speech at the induction of Ida B. Wells into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame…” continue reading

Chicago Tribune – November 9, 2011
Supporters propose monument to Ida B. Wells by Ron Grossman
“Those who recall the name Ida B. Wells most likely associate it with a South Side public housing development…” continue reading 

The Associated Press – November 5, 2011
Famed sculptor commissioned to build monument to Ida B Wells in Chicago’s Bronzeville
“Efforts are underway to build a monument in Chicago to honor journalist and activist Ida B. Wells…”continue reading

…..above article also released via:
…..Chicago Defender – Nov. 5
…..The State Journal  Register – Springfield, IL – Nov. 5
…..The Republic (Indianapolis – Nov. 5)
…..WREX – Rockford, IL – Nov. 5
…..The Daily Journal – Indiana – Nov. 5
…..The State Journal  Register – Springfield, IL – Nov. 5
…..KFVS (Missouri) – Nov. 5
…..WAND TV – Champaign, IL – Nov. 5
…..Chicago Tribune – Nov. 5
…..WHBF-TV (Quad Cities) – Nov. 5

WBEZ – November 5, 2011
Ida B. Wells monument slated for Bronzeville

“Efforts are underway to build a monument in Chicago to honor journalist and activist Ida B. Wells…”continue reading

…..above article also released via:

…..The Dallas Morning News – Nov. 5
…..The India News (yes…India as in the country) – Nov. 5
…..Chicago Local Me – Nov. 5
…..Belleview News Democrat (Southwestern IL and St. Louis area)- Nov. 5
…..Life While – Nov. 5

The Chicago Crusader – November 5, 2011
Monument being created in Bronzeville to honor the historic woman Ida B. Wells

“The Ida B. Wells Commemorative Art Committee is pleased to announce the development of a monument to honor the life and times of the historic Ida B. Wells…”continue reading

Poynter.org – November 1, 2011
Chicago Plans First Monument to Ida B. Wells by Richard Prince
“Chicago plans to build the nation’s first monument to the iconic anti-lynching publisher Ida B. Wells,…” continue reading

…..above article also released via:

…..Ultra Social (United Kingdom) – Nov. 1
…..The Root.com - Nov. 4
…..The Maynard Institute – Nov. 2
…..The Media Briefing – Nov.5
…..Regator

CyberGround Railroad – November 1, 2011
Chicago Monument Set for Ida B. Wells

“The Ida B. Wells Commemorative Art Committee has announced the development of a monument to honor the life and times of Ida B. Wells-Barnett…..” continue reading