Journalist and social reformer Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) advocated for civil rights, women’s suffrage and economic justice. Her anti-lynching campaign stirred the nation and the world. In 1893, she came to Chicago to report on the Columbian Exposition. In 1895, she married Ferdinand Lee Barnett, founder of Chicago’s first black newspaper, the Conservator. She was instrumental in the founding of such civil rights groups as the NAACP. She and her family lived at 3624 Grand Boulevard, now King Dr., from 1919-1930. Selected as a Chicago Tribute Marker of Distinction.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a private residence.