The purpose of Ida’s Legacy is to develop the next generation of progressive African-American women candidates who are willing to speak truth to power and work in the best interests of their constituents, keep voters informed and engage political activists around public policy decisions that positively or adversely impact their respective communities.
Ida’s Legacy is inspired by the bravery and selflessness of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, whose advocacy for quality education, a free black press, women’s rights, civil rights and the safety and protection of all American citizens is still relevant.
Ida’s Legacy will follow in the footsteps of its namesake to build a political power base of African-American women in the ongoing pursuit to improve the quality of life of marginalized people and communities.
Ida B. Wells was the very definition of a renaissance woman–knowledgeable and proficient in more than one field. Born ahead of her time, she was an activist, crusader, disrupter, feminist, journalist and strategist. Despite being born a slave, Wells knew no boundaries...Read more here
In the 2016 presidential election, 94 percent of African-American women voted for Hillary Clinton to become the first woman President of the United States. In 2008, 68.8 percent of black women went to the polls to elect Barack Obama as the first black President. Click here now.
Ida B. Wells Legacy Committee
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Chicago IL 60653