Posts tagged "Ida B. Wells Homes"

Black History Month + Women's History Month = the muckraking Ida B. Wells

With February being Black History Month and March dubbed Women’s History Month, it’s as good a time as any to honor an African-American woman who contributed to both histories. Ida B. Wells-Barnett, the muckraking journalist, was an outspoken social campaigner, newspaper editor and political candidate in the late 1800s to early 1900s and the ideal... Read more »

Desegregating Chicago: not an easy task

When I talk with people about the demolition of Chicago’s public housing, there’s one question people ask over and over: Where did everybody go? I wish it was a simple question to answer. I’ve wondered it myself countless times. But chronicling the moves of hundreds of families–many of whom live on the margins of society–wouldn’t... Read more »