Results tagged with 'civil rights'
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.
Published Jan. 20, 2014
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.
Published Aug. 28, 2013
A UWM professor, an MPS high school teacher and a group of Milwaukee teens find new meaning in the civil rights movement with the March on Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project online database.
Published Aug. 9, 2013
Marti Gobel, along with Suzan Fete and Brandy Kline of Renaissance Theatreworks, traveled to South Africa to conduct workshops, perform the play "Neat" which was produced at Renaissance, and to teach. For Renaissance it was a chance to reach out with its mission of female-oriented theatrical excellence. But for Gobel it was a sojourn to the land of her ancestors' birth and the kind of thing that touched every part of her being.
Published April 17, 2013
King's letter is regarded as a brilliant essay about the need for non-violent social protest regardless whether it made some uncomfortable.
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April 4 is the anniversary of the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis Tennessee. We rightly celebrate his birthday, now a national holiday, rather than his death day. But his assassination should be remembered. The moral struggle which cost his life puts our contemporary polic...
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