1862-1931Ida 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.
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|Marker Number||4E 85|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 12:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 768673 N 3892481|
|Decimal Degrees||35.13938333, -90.05111667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 8.363', W 90° 3.067'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 8' 21.78" N, 90° 3' 4.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 211 Beale St, Memphis TN 38103, US|
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