The Light of truth:

Richard Hunt's Monument to
Ida B. Wells

The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them”

– Ida B. Wells-Barnett 

Who they are

Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Wells was a fierce activist for civil rights and women's rights. Born into slavery and with odds stacked against her, she managed to rise above adversity and become an outspoken voice against lynching, then later a leader for women's rights and black women's suffrage. Wells settled in Chicago after her newspaper's office in Memphis was burned to the ground.

Richard Hunt
Richard Hunt

Hunt has been a major figure in American art for decades. Born in Chicago, his prolific work is inspired by his African-American heritage. He has received numerous prestigious awards and held important positions such as being one of the first artists to serve on the National Counil on the Arts. "He's an educator and has completed more public sculptures than any other artist in the country." To learn more about Richard Hunt visit his website.
Richard Hunt: Past & Present Exhibition: September 15 - December 9, 2007

Featured Upcoming Events


Thursday, April 18th
11:00am – 12:30pm

World Premiere of The Light of Truth: Richard Hunt’s Monument to Ida B. Wells at the 25th Anniversary of EBERTFEST 
11am, on April 18th.

Virginia Theatre
203 West Park Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820