Ida B. Wells returns to city with new statue

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 16, 2021 6:17 PM CT | Published: July 15, 2021 4:37 PM CT

The author of the definitive 2008 biography of the anti-lynching crusader and NAACP cofounder says the statue of Wells defines the city as well as honors her in a city whose leaders once talked of killing her. 

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