Ida B. Wells monument and plaza will stand at Beale and Fourth

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 08, 2021 6:27 AM CT | Published: May 27, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<div><strong>An imagined rendering of how the Ida B. Wells monument will appear in the Ida B. Wells Plaza.&nbsp;The&nbsp; monument, which will be unveiled on July 16, will stand at the corner of Beale and Fourth streets near First Baptist Church-Beale, across the street from where Wells&rsquo; newspaper once operated.</strong> (Submitted)</div>
An imagined rendering of how the Ida B. Wells monument will appear in the Ida B. Wells Plaza. The monument, which will be unveiled on July 16, will stand at the corner of Beale and Fourth streets near First Baptist Church-Beale, across the street from where Wells’ newspaper once operated. (Submitted)

Four years after the removal of the monument for Confederate Army Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, a statue of Ida B. Wells will stand in Memphis for the first time.

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R. Eugene Moore is a graduate student at the University of Memphis and intern for The Daily Memphian. A native Arkansan, he has lived in Shelby County for over a decade and enjoys reading and writing about all things Memphis.


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