Ida B. Wells 

A Life and Legacy Worthy of Honor and Celebration 

Help Build a Memorial in Memphis to honor
her heroism and inspire those to continue her legacy.  

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Welcome to the Memphis Memorial Committee
Honoring Ida B. Wells Website 

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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

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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
PayPal or Venmo: [email protected]
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Countdown Until the Unveiling

Celebrate Ida B. Wells' Birthday and the Unveiling of the Statue
JULY 16th 2021

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Ida B. Wells’ Celebration Week

July 11- 16, 2021




Historic First Baptist Church, Beale Street

Community Worship 
6:00 PM
Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray, Jr - Speaker
Rev. David Helton, Host Pastor

379 Beale St,

Memphis, TN 38103




Virtual Panel Discussion Via ZOOM

“The Enduring Legacy of Ida B. Wells-Barnett” 
5:30 PM
Panelist: Rev. Dr. Rosalyn Nichols, Wendy Thomas, and Dr. Rychetta Watkins.  
Moderator: Dr. Charles McKinney

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Memphis, TN 




Lynching Site and Gravesite of Thomas Moss, Calvin McDowell and Will Stewart

Pilgrimage to the Lynching Site & Gravesite
10:00 AM 

1500 Block on N. Second Street.

Memphis, TN 




Lindenwood Christian Church, 

Ministers Workshop - “How to Stay Awake in the Midst of a Revolution.”
6:00 PM 

2400 Union Ave at East Parkway South

Memphis, TN 38112




Main Street to 4th Street 

Ida B Wells Parade
9:00 AM

Beale Street

Memphis, TN 




Corner of 4th and Beale Street

Celebration & Unveiling of the Statue
11:00 AM 
Keynote Speaker – Dr. Alvin O’Neal Jackson

4th and Beale

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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Site Location  

Plaza & Statue Location 

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.  

Monday - Friday


Saturday - Sunday


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Commemorative Bricks 

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.