Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells (HM5XR)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 8.363', W 90° 3.067'

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1862-1931

Ida B. Wells crusaded against lynchings in Memphis and the South. In 1892 while editor of the Memphis Free Speech, located in this vicinity, she wrote of the lynching of three Black businessmen. As a result, her newspaper office was destroyed and her life threatened.

After moving to New York, she began an international speaking tour where she influenced the establishment of the British Anti-Lynching Society. She cofounded the NAACP in America and organized the first Black women's political organization. A Chicago housing project is named in her honor.
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HM NumberHM5XR
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Marker Number4E 85
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 12:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 768673 N 3892481
Decimal Degrees35.13938333, -90.05111667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.363', W 90° 3.067'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 21.78" N, 90° 3' 4.02" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 211 Beale St, Memphis TN 38103, US
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