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Memphis Memorial Committee
Honoring Ida B. Wells
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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 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,
The Plaza will be located at the corner of Beale Street and 4th Street next to Historic First Baptist Beale which was the home of the newspaper where Ida B. Wells become a partner.
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