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Memphis celebrates Civil Rights activist & journalist Ida B. Wells with parade & new statue

It all started with a parade and ended at Robert Church Park where a new life-size statue of Wells was unveiled - the first in the country.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Commemoration and appreciation rang out across downtown Memphis Friday as the city honored Civil Rights activist Ida B. Wells.

It all started with a parade and ended at Robert Church Park where they unveiled a new life-size statue of the journalist. It's the first statue made in Wells' likeness in the country.

Local 24 Photojournalist Janice Bridges takes us to a celebration 130 years in the making.

Learn more about the Ida B. Wells celebration HERE.