The Ida B Wells Monument in Chicago is scheduled to be completed this year, right down the street from her home. After thirteen years of being involved in this project, I can't believe we're so close. In 2018, Congress Parkway was renamed Ida B Wells Drive, and a year later a historical marker was installed to honor the Ida B Wells Homes community. The monument will only further serve to celebrate her legacy and impact in the city of Chicago.
In Memphis, there are efforts to build an Ida B Wells statue on Beale Street, near the site of her old printing press. She'll also be included in the Memphis "Equality Trailblazers" monument set to be unveiled later this year, and in a DC suffrage monument alongside Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and other suffragists.