For the past two decades an annual Ida B. Wells Birthday Festival has taken place on a weekend close to her July 16th birthday. The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum has worked hard to create a weekend of music and dance performances, a tour, banquet and awards ceremony that involve children and adults alike. The Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation provides support to help make these activities happen.
This year, several entities in Holly Springs have collaborated to create an Ida B. Wells-Barnett Social Justice Weekend. The activities will take place from July 12 - 15, 2018.
Her hometown of Holly Springs, Mississippi welcomes all to join in the celebration of the woman who was born and raised there.