This past Friday, the Amani neighborhood was buzzing with positivity from COA’s 2nd Annual Moody Park Safe Summer Kick-Off.
Several white Milwaukee residents remember how fear and unrest shrouded Milwaukee during the time of the Open Housing marches.
Several local organizations are offering a variety of free and affordable programs throughout the summer where youth can have fun and stay safe.
Ken and Joyce McGhee were brought together by the Milwaukee Open Housing marches, during which they experienced tear gas and violence by angry white mobs.
Felipe “Flip” Martinez, owner of Flip N Styles Barbershop on West National Avenue, opened Motive8 clothing store next to his barbershop to create a hub for all things hip-hop.
The East-West Bus Rapid Transit line would serve as a high-speed alternative for commuters looking to travel across the center of the city.
For 200 consecutive days from August 1967 to March 1968, local civil rights activists protested racial discrimination in housing in marches across the city. The March on Milwaukee contributed to the national fight for civil rights for African-Americans and to passage of the federal Fair Housing Act in 1968.
The seventh annual Historic Mitchell Street Sun Fair provided an opportunity for people of multiple ethnicities to come together and embrace other cultures.
Resident groups from Clarke Square, Walker’s Point and Walker Square gathered to socialize and share ideas in a new initiative to strengthen their neighborhoods.
Community leaders doing grassroots work in impoverished Milwaukee neighborhoods said solutions to crime, unemployment and incarceration must be resident-led and supported with resources.