HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY — In a building named for the first — and only— black mayor of Chicago, activists and politicians on Monday officially unveiled the first street in the history of the city to be named for a black woman.
Congress Pkwy. is now Ida B. Wells Drive.
After years of work from public and private stakeholders — and the descendants of Wells herself — to recognize the pioneering journalist and Civil Rights activist’s contributions to Chicago, the unveiling ceremony became a celebration at the Harold Washington Library.
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Block Club Chicago
Jamie Nesbitt Golden
Published: February 11, 2019
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