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.)
Location. 35° 8.363′ N, 90° 3.067′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Beale Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Cannot be seen by car as Beale St. is limited to pedestrian traffic. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
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 Nat D. Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Hooks Brothers Photography (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Blues Trail From Mississippi to Memphis (about 400 feet away); The Memphis Home of W.C. Handy (about 600 feet away); Lansky Brothers (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
Also see . . .
1. Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Her Passion for Justice. by Lee D. Baker. Biography. Includes portrait. (Submitted on March 6, 2006.)
2. NAACP Profiles in Courage. (Submitted on March 20, 2008.)
3. 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
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Notable Events • Notable Persons •
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