Participants in IdaTrek (courtesy of the author).
The fourth annual IdaTrek in Chicago’s south side neighborhood of Bronzeville took place earlier this year on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Tara L. Campbell, Sandria Washington and I organized the two-mile walk as one of the many walks coordinated by the organization GirlTrek. “The goal of the walk was to introduce some and present to others the life and legacy of Ida B. Wells as a superhero, as one of our many foremothers in the Civil Rights Movement,” Campbell explained. Wells is most known as a pioneering journalist, civil rights activist, suffragist, and a co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She lived, worked, and raised her family in Bronzeville for over 35 years. Participants in the walk enjoyed a family-friendly and community-oriented activity on the same ground that Wells once walked.
IdaTrek2019’s route included her home,…
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