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By Gabriela Hizgilov, ACHP Intern

The home of visionary civil rights leader Ida B. Wells is located not far from the western shore of Lake Michigan, on the west side of Martin Luther King Drive, on the south side of Chicago. Wells occupied the sturdy stone townhouse with her husband and four children from 1919 to 1929. She was a tireless and forward-thinking activist who played a key role in the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the urban reform of Chicago, the anti-lynching movement, and women’s suffrage.

By Brigid Heath, Rutgers University, History, Political Science, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major


Off a quiet street and down a gravel road in Mount Laurel, NJ, sits nobly, a three-story pink farmhouse possessing stories and charm of a different era than the suburban 1950s homes in the surrounding area.

By Gillian Carmien
Rutgers University, History and Political Science Major


by Noor Amanullah, Rutgers University Extern

March is Women’s History Month, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is celebrating by honoring an important woman preservationist, Ann Pamela Cunningham, who led the effort to preserve the home of President George Washington.