Ida B. Wells ‘Light of Truth’ Monument Unveiled In Bronzeville: ‘This Happened Because We Were Determined To Make It Happen’

For Ephelia Thomas, Wednesday was a homecoming.

The 83-year-old grandmother once lived in the Ida B. Wells Homes in Bronzeville. She raised her children there. She can still recall the moments when her community rallied around her in times of distress.

So she was overcome with emotion as she returned to 38th and Vincennes for the unveiling of a monument honoring the civil rights and journalism icon, once again being amongst the community that worked for 13 years to make the towering tribute a reality.

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