Making History in Chicago for Black History Month with Ida B. Wells Drive

Black History will be made on Monday during Black History Month as Chicago civil rights activist, journalist and suffragette, Ida B. Wells, will have a street named in her honor.

According to Block Club Chicago, Congress Parkway will officially become known as Ida B. Wells Drive this Monday morning. The naming ceremony and unveiling of the street sign will happen at 10:45am at Harold Washington Library.

This event will mark the first time a major street in downtown Chicago will be named for a black woman. A monument in her honor is expected to be placed on the former site of the Ida B. Wells Homes next year.

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