Results tagged with 'civil rights'
Published Feb. 2, 2017
As Wisconsin historian Mark Speltz prepares to return to town for an event on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Milwaukee Public Library's Washington Park branch, we asked him to select his favorite images from "North of Dixie" and tell us what about them moves him most.
Published Jan. 16, 2017
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 Nov. 30, 2016
The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) will keep a seat open and the headlights shining on its entire fleet on Thursday, Dec. 1, to honor the life of Rosa Parks and her contribution to equal rights.
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."
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.
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January 19, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, provides occasion for reflection as well as recognition. We honor his personal courage as well as political impact as catalyst for the civil rights revolution. Initially, he was reluctant to lead beyond his local community, concerned as well as in...
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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