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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
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
PayPal or Venmo: [email protected]
OR click the button below.
Countdown Until the Unveiling
Celebrate Ida B. Wells' Birthday and the Unveiling of the Statue
JULY 16th 2021
Ida B. Wells’ Celebration Week
July 11- 16, 2021
Historic First Baptist Church, Beale Street
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”
Panelist: Rev. Dr. Rosalyn Nichols, Wendy Thomas, and Dr. Rychetta Watkins.
Moderator: Dr. Charles McKinney
Lynching Site and Gravesite of Thomas Moss, Calvin McDowell and Will Stewart
Pilgrimage to the Lynching Site & Gravesite
1500 Block on N. Second Street.
Lindenwood Christian Church,
Ministers Workshop - “How to Stay Awake in the Midst of a Revolution.”
2400 Union Ave at East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38112
Main Street to 4th Street
Ida B Wells Parade
Corner of 4th and Beale Street
Celebration & Unveiling of the Statue
Keynote Speaker – Dr. Alvin O’Neal Jackson
4th and Beale
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,
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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