Ida B’s Table is named in honor of Ida B. Wells, the pioneering journalist and anti-lynching activist. Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (1862 – 1931) was a contemporary of W.E.B Dubois and Susan B. Anthony, writing and campaigning for justice around the world. She was one of the founders of the NAACP in 1909, and in 1990 the USPS issued a 25-cent postage stamp of her likeness. Her legacy lives on in her direct descendants, numerous journalism awards from the National Association of Black Journalists to the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and the Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation.