Digital Exclusive: Seven Places to Trace Ida B. Wells’ Footsteps in Chicago
After receiving death threats for reporting on lynching, Ida B. Wells was exiled from her home in Memphis; white mobs threatened her life if she returned. Eventually, Wells settled on Chicago’s South Side, making Chicago the battleground for her continued fight for justice.
In Chicago, she kept writing, continued her anti-lynching advocacy, joined the fight for women’s suffrage, and founded organizations to support her community. In this digital exclusive, visit seven places on Chicago’s South Side to follow in Ida B. Wells’ footsteps.