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Arts @ Large exhibit explores history of civil rights and baseball

Published Aug. 11, 2015

According to a Milwaukee NNS report, students from six area schools used what they learned from Negro League baseball player Dennis Biddle and All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player Joyce Westerman about the minority influence in baseball to create original artwork, displayed alongside a traveling memorabilia collection and personal photos provided by Westerman in an Arts @ Large exhibit called "Civil Rights and Baseball."


King's visits to Milwaukee left permanent mark

Published Jan. 27, 2015

The visionary civil rights leader visited our city to speak on at least two occasions. His comments half a century ago remain as true now as they were then. Here is some of what he told Milwaukeeans.


Schools & Communities United unveils education report and organizing event

Published May 14, 2014

In advance of a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision that led to the desegregation of America's schools, Milwaukee's School & Communities United - a coalition of community, teacher, student, labor, civic and religious organizations - has issued a report on education in Milwaukee.


Geenen recounts struggle for civil rights on the South Side

Published March 29, 2014

In his books, community activist and author Paul Geenen has homed in on important, hyper local subjects, like the heyday of the Bronzeville neighborhood, the diversity of Sherman Park and the story of Gimbels and Schuster's department stores. His latest book for The History Press, "Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee: South Side Struggles in the `60s and `70s," is the result of a special request.

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