This week in history: Celebrating Ida B. Wells this Juneteenth
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Ida B. Wells

City Council passed a resolution to recognize Juneteenth in part to “celebrate African American freedom and achievement.” To that end, we celebrate civil rights icon, Ida B. Wells. As reported in the Chicago Daily News, sister publication of the Chicago Sun-Times:

City Council’s resolution recognizing Juneteenth designates the day “to reflect on the suffering endured by early African Americans, promote public awareness and celebrate African-American freedom and achievement.” In...

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