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Unveiling of Ida B. Wells Monument in Bronzeville met with ‘joy, excitement, appreciation and humbleness’
Civil rights trailblazer Ida B. Wells-Barnett had her legacy further cemented in Chicago on Wednesday with the unveiling of the “The Light of Truth” monument in Bronzeville.
The monument was dedicated at a ceremony with a hopeful air featuring many speeches from Black women, who honored the memory of the educator and investigative journalist known for her quest against the lynching of Black people and anti-Black discrimination.
He was the first African American sports hero and the first Black athlete to compete regularly in open, integrated competitions. He was the first and only African American to win a cycling world championship. He was known as the fastest man in the world, nicknamed “Major” in his Indiana youth and later “the Worcester Whirlwind” after his adopted hometown in Massachusetts. President Theodore Roosevelt was one of his biggest fans. He was one of the wealthiest athletes of his time, too, before dying penniless in Chicago.
Clarissa Hinton and her husband had attended the Chicago Auto Show together for over 20 years. So she was determined to be there Thursday when an altered auto show opened — postponed from its usual February date — and Hinton made sure her husband was there, too, in a way.
Robert Jay Stone was 66 when he died on St. Patrick’s Day, but Hinton brought his ashes to McCormick Place, wheeling him around in a wire basket.