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You've searched: March On Milwaukee - Civil Rights History Project

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    • Freedom Day School Poster

    • This poster was created during the civil rights era to promote the boycott of Milwaukee Public Schools and encourage attendance at temporary, alternative schools known as freedom schools. The boycott was part of an effort to desegregate the public...
    • African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Segregation in education--Wisconsin--Milwaukee;
    • 1964-05-18
    • Barbee Papers, Racial Isolation in Milwaukee Public Schools, 1967

    • This document, released in May 1967, was a report to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. It deals with a number of issues effecting civil rights in the Milwaukee area such as segregation in schools, the bussing of students, open housing,...
    • Segregation in education--Wisconsin--Milwaukee;
    • 1967-05
    • Oral History Interview with Rev. William J. Miles, March 18, 1994

    • Tape-recorded interview of Rev. William Miles, providing information on his experiences during the civil rights movement in Milwaukee circa 1964-1969. In this oral history, Miles discusses his role in the Milwaukee United School Integration...
    • Oral history--Wisconsin --Milwaukee; Oral history--Wisconsin --Milwaukee; Oral histories (document genres); Milwaukee United School Integration Committee; Segregation in education--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Milwaukee (Wis.)--Race relations
    • 1994-03-18
    • Oral History Interview with Margaret (Peggy) Rozga, August 19, 2008

    • Rozga was born and grew up on Milwaukee's South Side and became interested in civil rights while attending Alverno College. She discusses her experience registering voters in Alabama in 1965, the NAACP Youth Council's decision-making process and...
    • Oral history--Wisconsin --Milwaukee; Oral history--Wisconsin --Milwaukee; Oral histories (document genres); Miilwaukee (Wis.)--Race relations
    • 2008-08-19
    • Oral History Interview with Rev. B.S. Gregg, May 30, 1995

    • Reverend B.S. Gregg was pastor of St. Matthew CME church for several years, and served as treasurer of Milwaukee United School Integration Committee (MUSIC) in 1964. Interview topics include his relationship with Mayor Maier, the Freedom Schools...
    • Oral histories (document genres); Oral history--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Civil rights demonstrations--Wisconsin--Milwaukee
    • 1995-05-30
    • Oral History Interview with Pam O'Halloran, August 16, 2007

    • O’Halloran, a native of Milwaukee, was one of the first white members of the NAACP Youth Council in the late 1960's. She speaks about picketing the Eagles Club, her dissatisfaction with the non-violence approach, Father Groppi as a leader in the...
    • Oral history--Wisconsin --Milwaukee; Oral histories (document genres); Miilwaukee (Wis.)--Race relations
    • 2007-08-16
    • Oral History Interview with Peter Murrell Sr. and Eva Ruth June 2, 1995

    • Murrell came to Milwaukee in the 1940's and became active in school issues through their children. They discuss We-Milwaukee, Eva's work with the Parent Teacher Association from 1962-1966, problems with the Milwaukee schools their children...
    • Oral histories (document genres); Oral history--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Civil rights demonstrations--Wisconsin--Milwaukee
    • 1995-06-02
    • NAACP march with James Groppi in the center, 1968

    • Milwaukee, Wisconsin, autumn, 1968. NAACP march. Father James Groppi, center. Photographer, Howard M. Berliant. Groppi collection WHC (x3) 36107. Walking event along Wisconsin Avenue.
    • Civil rights demonstrations--Wisconsin--Milwaukee;
    • 1968
    • Saint Boniface public school boycott, James Groppi center, 1965

    • Milwaukee, Wisconsin Groppi center Father Groppi and children from Saint Boniface school join the public school boycott. He was ordered out of the school boycott by Bishop Athieliski (sp?) who refused to allow any Catholic facilities to be used...
    • Demonstrations--Wisconsin--Milwaukee;
    • 1965
    • Oral History Interview with Mildred Harpole, June 15, 1995

    • Mildred Harpole worked as a Reading Specialist at Wells Junior High School and Lincoln High School. She discusses teaching at Freedom Schools during 1964 and 1965, problems with Milwaukee Public Schools' busing program, her experience growing up in...
    • Oral histories (document genres); Oral history--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Civil rights demonstrations--Wisconsin--Milwaukee
    • 1995-06-15
    • Oral History Interview with Juanita Adams and Arlene Johnson, June 15, 1995

    • Juanita Adams and Arlene Johnson were two founders of the Congress of Racial Equality's (CORE) Milwaukee chapter. Topics include their choice to become involved with school integration, differences between CORE and Milwaukee United School...
    • Oral history--Wisconsin --Milwaukee; Civil rights demonstrations--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Oral histories (document genres);
    • 1995-06-15
    • Oral History Interview with Gwen Jackson, June 31, 1995

    • Gwen Jackson, a community activist with a Milwaukee elementary school named in her honor, served in the 1960's as Chair of the Milwaukee Urban League Family Life Committee. Her interview topics include the National Association for the Advancement...
    • Oral histories (document genres); Oral history--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Civil rights demonstrations--Wisconsin--Milwaukee
    • 1995-06-31
    • Oral History Interview with Grant and Lucinda Gordon June 9, 1995

    • Grant Gordon became the first black principal in Milwaukee in 1960 at Garfield High School; Lucinda Gordon was active with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Milwaukee. They share their impressions of the...
    • Oral histories (document genres); Oral history--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Civil rights demonstrations--Wisconsin--Milwaukee
    • 1995-06-09
    • Second fair housing march, August 29, 1967

    • News film clips of scenes from the second fair housing march, August 29, 1967. Features footage of demonstrators crossing the 16th Street Viaduct, counter-demonstrators protesting along the marchers’ route, and police accompanying the marchers,...
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