A 1,000-square-foot mosaic of civil rights leader, suffragist, and anti-lynching advocate Ida B. Wells will be at Union Station starting Monday, August 24. The art installation, “Our Story: Portraits of Change Mosaic of Ida B. Wells,” features tiles illustrating 5,000 historic photographs that altogether depict a portrait of Wells. The piece, created by British artist Helen Marshall and produced by Purpose Entertainment, was commissioned by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which was certified into the US Constitution on August 26, 1920—the date that is now celebrated as Women’s Equality Day.
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