Ida B. Wells-Barnett House in Chicago

Subject: Civil Rights / Jim Crow
Themes: Civil Rights 20th Century 19th Century
Age groups: Middle School High School Homeschooling
Resource type: Articles

The National Park Service designated Ida B. Wells-Barnett´s house in Chicago as a National Historic Landmark. Read more about Wells and her work here.

From the NPS website:

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett lived in Chicago in this late-19th-century Romanesque Revival style stone residence while fighting to end lynching, segregation and the economic oppression of African Americans. She and her husband bought the building in 1919 and lived there until 1929.