Results tagged with 'james groppi'
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 Feb. 6, 2014
UWM grad Satya Nadella was named CEO of Microsoft this week, but he is far from the only person who had great success and a measure of fame with some kind of significant roots in Wisconsin. Dave Begel wonders who would wear the crown as the most famous person who was either born in Milwaukee, raised in Milwaukee or became famous while in Milwaukee.
Published March 4, 2013
Wisconsin Historical Society Press publishes some great Badger State books for adults on everything from bowling alleys to bars, history to nature to sports and more. But, the Madison-based publisher also dishes up new titles each year in its great Badger Biographies series for young readers ages 7 and up. The latest explore the lives and work of artist Mary Nohl and Father James Groppi.
Published Jan. 24, 2013
You can read an endless parade of books about public education. There are surveys of history, books that focus on charters and on voucher programs, volumes devoted to the battles for desegregation and all kinds of books by pundits arguing this or that approach to funding, to curriculum and everything else. But if you want to know about public education in Milwaukee, start with Barbara Miner's new "Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education."
Published Sept. 26, 2007
A series of events this week will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Milwaukee open housing marches and discuss strategies to solve problems today.