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

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    • Vel Phillips papers, Correspondence, September 1967

    • A collection of personal and Milwaukee Common Council correspondence from September 1967. This collection includes support for Vel Phillip and Father Groppi's Fair Housing work.
    • African Americans--Civil rights; Discrimination in housing--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Demonstrations--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Race discrimination--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Race relations--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Housing--Law and...
    • 1967-09
    • Vel Phillips Papers, Correspondence-Opposition Mail, March 1967

    • A group of letters and clippings sent to mail that oppose her Fair Housing Ordinance. The majority of these items fall under the categories of Hate Mail, Anonymous Letters and racism, what Vel Phillips referred to as "Crank Mail".
    • African Americans--Civil rights; Discrimination in housing--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Demonstrations--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Race discrimination--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Race relations--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Housing--Law and...
    • 1967-03
    • Oral History Interview with Adolph Arms, August 17, 2007

    • Arms was born in Milwaukee and attended North Division High School before joining the Commandos. He discusses fellow marchers, the Freedom House, the 1968 Poor People's Campaign in Washington D.C., and job discrimination in the local union. Lastly,...
    • Oral history--Wisconsin --Milwaukee; Oral histories (document genres); Milwaukee (Wis.)--Race relations
    • 2007-08-17
    • Oral History Interview with Mary Arms, July 29, 2007

    • Arms, a member of Milwaukee's NAACP Youth Council, discusses her arrest and treatment by the Milwaukee police, protests, the Freedom House fire, the Black Christmas economic boycott, and her involvement with the Commandos including her naming of...
    • Oral history--Wisconsin --Milwaukee; Oral histories (document genres); Miilwaukee (Wis.)--Race relations
    • 2007-07-29
    • Oral History Interview with Shirley Butler, July 17, 2007

    • Butler, a native of Milwaukee, attended St. Boniface School and Pius High School. She discusses discrimination as a child and student in Milwaukee, the Milwaukee NAACP Youth Council, the Commandos and Commando-ettes, and joining Father Groppi in...
    • Milwaukee (Wis.)--Race relations; African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Civil rights demonstrations--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Discrimination in housing--Wisconsin--Milwaukee;
    • 2007-07-17
    • Oral History Interview with Cecil Brown Jr. and Loretta, August 9, 1995

    • Cecil Brown Jr. founded Milwaukee's chapter of Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in 1963 and also served as chairman of the chapter. He also served as Vice-Chairman of Milwaukee United School Integration Committee (MUSIC). Cecil and Loretta Brown...
    • Oral histories (document genres); Oral history--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Civil rights demonstrations--Wisconsin--Milwaukee
    • 1995-08-09
    • MUSIC Records, Box 1, Folder 1,  Correspondence and Memos, 1965-1966

    • Correspondence and memos of Milwaukee United School Integration Committee (MUSIC), an organization that worked to end school segregation and racial discrimination in Milwaukee through freedom schools, school boycotts, marches, demonstrations, and...
    • African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Segregation in education--Wisconsin--Milwaukee;
    • 1965-1966
    • The Freedom House on fire, 1967

    • Father Groppi's annotation, "The Milwaukee police burning the Freedom House in the summer of 1967. The neighborhood was tear gassed and young people had to flee from the house." This image appeared on the front page of the Milwaukee Sentinel...
    • Milwaukee (Wis.)--Race relations;
    • 1967-08-29
    • 15th Street Freedom House on fire, August 29, 1967

    • Footage of the 15th Street Freedom House on fire, the night of August 29, 1967, following the second fair housing march. Scene shows police and firefighters in the streets and the burning house.
    • African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin--Milwaukee
    • 1967-08-29
    • 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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    • 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
    • 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

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