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Today marks the beginning of 200 Nights of Freedom, an initiative to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee’s Open Housing Marches, which began on Aug. 28, 1967. The initiative, intended to inspire residents to work for a more racially just and equitable city, will include 200 nights of public events and other programming, kicking off with a gathering tonight at the City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells St., from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Explore our series looking back at the Open Housing movement through the eyes of those who participated.
Members of the NAACP Youth Council, led by the Rev. James Groppi, marched for 200 nights beginning on Aug. 29, 1967, to support open housing legislation in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service took a look back in a series of 15 articles and videos.
From entrepreneurs to ex-cons, from teachers to artists, Milwaukee’s 20-somethings are contributing to their community. This multimedia series was produced by students in Professor Herbert Lowe’s spring 2016 digital journalism class at Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication.