NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A brand new portrait honoring Civil Rights icon Ida B. Wells was unveiled Friday at Brooklyn Borough Hall.
Democratic mayoral candidate and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined the Wells household to disclose the portrait, which might be hung completely within the corridor.
Wells was a pioneering journalist and abolitionist within the late 1800s who documented the horrors of lynching and co-founded the NAACP.
She lived in Brooklyn for a time after leaving Tennessee below the specter of dying.
“Nobody will enter this constructing with out recognizing that there was a tremendous lady who lived and who fought by the identify Ida B. Wells,” Adams stated.
A avenue in Downtown Brooklyn was additionally co-named for Wells final 12 months.