Results tagged with 'american history'
Published Nov. 21, 2013
Fifty years ago tomorrow, President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot in Dallas. Here are the memories of numerous Milwaukeeans - including a few OnMilwaukee.com contributors - who are old enough to remember details from one of America's darkest days.
Published Jan. 26, 2013
The world premiere of "To the Promised Land" that opened Friday night at First Stage Children's Theater has some lofty ambitions. The play looks at an imaginary confluence of a young black girl in 1969 Milwaukee and Golda Meir, the first female prime minister of Israel, who had moved to Milwaukee six decades earlier.
Published Nov. 9, 2012
The short "teaser" film "Yellow Hill: The Stranger's Tale," starring Bai Ling, tells the story of an immigrant wanderer with a broken heart who fights to save a community of oppressed Chinese emigres. It premieres Saturday night at the Milwaukee Art Museum's Lubar Theater.
Published April 18, 2012
Get ready, Milwaukee. More than 2,000 experts on American history - though not all from the United States - will descend on Brew City this week. The 2012 annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) and National Council on Public History (NCPH) takes place beginning today at the Frontier Airlines Center.
Published April 26, 2008
I was recently enraptured by HBO's latest mini series, "John Adams." It smacked of historical truth and a sincere attempt to present an honest portrayal. The well-thought out details about oral health, timing of revolutionary events and primitive interior design were all interesting and genuine interpretations.
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