Ida B Wells House

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Ida B Wells House information

Location
Chicago , USA
Address
3624 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Getting there
Metro: Green Line to 35th-Bronzeville-IIT
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One of scores of Romanesque houses that date from the 1880s, the Ida B Wells House is named for its 1920s resident. Wells was a civil rights advocate who launched her career after being forcibly removed from a train for refusing to go to the segregated car. A crusading journalist, she investigated lynchings and other racially motivated crimes. The home is a private residence and not open to the public.