Members of the Ida B. Wells Monument committee – including Wells’ great-grandchildren Dan and Michelle Duster – gathered at Richard Hunt’s studio to view the final design for the monument. We can’t give anything else away, but trust us when we say that we cannot WAIT to see the monument in place this year!

Thank you to everyone who has donated!  The Monument is currently under construction and will be installed and unveiled later this year.

We have met our $300,000 goal for the Monument’s central sculpture.  Please keep donating so we can also create the complementary Phase 2 elements that will complete the monument.

We envision a monumental artwork honoring the life, work and words of Ida B. Wells, to be located in Bronzeville, the Chicago neighborhood where she once lived, worked and raised her family.

The art will be a fitting tribute to a legendary African-American woman who made a substantial contribution to civil rights for women and minorities during her lifetime, and left a great legacy of published writings.

The central sculpture, to be created by Richard Hunt, one of Chicago’s most honored sculptors, will invite reflection on Ida B. Wells’ writings and life, and provide inspiration to those who view this work of art. Upon completion, this monument will be donated to the City of Chicago’s Public Art Collection.