‘Ida B. the Queen’ author has dedicated much of her life to her great-grandmother Ida B. Wells’ legacy — but is ready to be known by her own name too

CHICAGO — Ida B. Wells, the pioneering Chicago journalist who walked into towns across the South that did not want her there and reported on the lynchings of Black men, has been pretty busy lately. She may have died in 1931; she’s buried beside her husband, Ferdinand Barnett, in Oak Woods Cemetery on the South Side. And yet, last spring she received a posthumous Pulitzer Prize. Then last summer, a mosaic portrait of Wells, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage (for which she had fought), stretched over 1,000 square feet of Union Station in Washington, D.C…

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