Ida B. Wells is being honored with a posthumous Pulitzer Prize citation.
The late investigative journalist received the award for her work as a reporter. Wells was born into slavery in 1862 in Mississippi but built a legacy as an activist, leader of women's suffrage and political strategist in Chicago.
The Pulitzer Prize board is donating at least 50-thousand-dollars in support of Wells' mission to recipients who will be announced at a later date.