Congress Parkway will be renamed for civil rights icon Ida B. Wells.
Ida B. Wells, a journalist and anti-lynching crusader whose civil rights work is credited with giving women in Illinois the right to vote ten years ahead of women outside the state.
With relatively few businesses, Congress can be renamed with minimum inconvenience to any addresses located on it.
Aldermen plan to call for Congress Parkway to be renamed in honor of African-American journalist and activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett — avoiding backlash from Italian-Americans who opposed renaming Balbo Drive. https://t.co/7Hor8KXD8N pic.twitter.com/IXCCx9oK37— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) June 26, 2018
You can get to know Ms. Wells in the cool documentary below!