Results tagged with 'father james groppi'
Published June 25, 2017
Shirley (Berry) Butler-Derge met the Rev. James E. Groppi when she was only 8 years old, she tells Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, instantly bonding with the priest who came to teach - and to help in the open housing marches of the late '60s.
Published April 14, 2016
In anticipation of Milwaukee Day and the final deadline to submit a new Milwaukee flag design, throughout the week, until Milwaukee Day (April 14), we are highlighting the 21 people, moments and ideas that have defined Milwaukee and continue to shape the city. This is part 4 of 4.
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 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 Feb. 13, 2011
Berrien is an 84-year-old welfare rights activist, former member of the Black Panther Party and the first Black woman to run for the mayor of Milwaukee. To this day, she continues to work for peace and equality in Milwaukee.
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