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.