Downtown Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Ida B. Wells
After moving to New York, she began an international speaking tour where she influenced the establishment of the British Anti-Lynching Society. She cofounded the NAACP in America and organized the first Black women’s political organization. A Chicago housing project is named in her honor.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 85.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Communications • Women. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
Location. 35° 8.363′ N, 90° 3.067′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. It is in Downtown Memphis. Marker is on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pee Wee Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Beale Street Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Rufus Thomas, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); George Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Nat D. Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gillis Brothers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chop Suey Café / Chinese Merchants on Beale Street (about 400 feet away); Hooks Brothers Photography (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
Also see . . . Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases. By Ida B. Wells-Barnett. 1892. Project Gutenberg. (Submitted on October 28, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. humanitarian, NAACP - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
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