Ida B. Wells 

A Life and Legacy Worthy of Honor and Celebration 

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Welcome to the 
Memphis Memorial Committee
Honoring Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells Plaza & Statue 

The Memphis Memorial Committee – in partnership with the Neshoba Community Resource Center – invites you to join us by being a part of history and helping to build a monument and tourist attraction honoring the life of Ida B. Wells.

Our goal is to shed light on her legacy and contribute to the attractions within the city.  

The statue has been erected, now we are in the process of leading efforts to further develop PHASE II, the plaza around her.   

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Partner With Us 

To be a partner and support the efforts, please make all tax-deductible checks payable to:
Neshoba Community Resource Center
Attn: A Memphis Memorial to Ida B. Wells
7715 E Holmes Rd Memphis, TN 38125-3823 

CashAPP: $IdaBWellstatue
(Please include your email address) 
PayPal or Venmo: [email protected]
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Ida B. Wells’ Celebration Week

July 10- 16, 2022




Ida B. Wells Celebration - Unveiling & Groundbreaking of Phase II

Join us for the celebration at the Ida B. Wells Plaza - at the corner of Ida B. Wells and Beale Street at 12 Noon 

Beale Street

Memphis, TN 




Proposed Date - Dedication of the Renovated Plaza 

Arlene's Grocery

Beale Street 

Memphis, TN 

The Ida B. Wells Plaza

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett was a Memphian. She lived in Memphis, Tennessee for 10 years as an educator, then a journalist, but most of all she stood up for justice. She deserves to be honored for her heroic stand against injustice that inspired change and challenged American societal ailments.  She risked her life to oppose oppression, racism, and violence in America. Wells deserves to be recognized for her fight against segregation. The Plaza will be comprised of a life-sized bronze statue, a timeline of her legacy, an antique printing press, and a sculpture honoring her 3 friends, 

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Plaza & Statue Location 

The Plaza is located at the corner of Beale Street and Ida B. Wells Street next to Historic First Baptist Beale which was the home of the newspaper where Ida B. Wells become a partner.  

Monday - Friday


Saturday - Sunday



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Honoring Ida B. Wells


7715 E. Holmes Road
Memphis, TN, 38125, US

About us

The Memphis Memorial Committee seeks to raise funds to honor her with a memorial and celebration worthy of her tremendous contribution to our city.