Congress Parkway to be renamed for Ida B. Wells

posted by Joe Soto - 

She is a great woman in American history and one of the founders of the NAACP. 

The Chicago City Council on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a plan to rename a portion of Congress Parkway after Ida B. Wells.

The groundbreaking African-American journalist and anti-lynching advocate will now have her moniker attached to a stretch of highway that runs from Grant Park to the Jane Byrne Interchange. The move will require mailing addresses along that route to change.

According to WGN-TV News the transportation committee had already approved the measure ahead of Wednesday's meeting. It will be quite a fitting and deserving tribute to one of the greatest ladies in history. 

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