A new generation of black leaders, who are carrying on the work that started during the Civil Rights Movement, say the focus must change to achieve true equality.
Community members developed the concepts portrayed in a new Sherman Park mural created by artist Tia Richardson.
Margaret Rozga, who participated in the open housing marches in Milwaukee, tells the story of Milwaukee’s civil rights movement through her art.
The founder of a grassroots mentoring program for young black boys will work with youth in the Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center this summer.
African-Americans living in segregated neighborhoods lack access to jobs and are more likely to live in poverty.
Shirley (Berry) Butler-Derge, a member of Milwaukee’s NAACP Youth Council in the 1960s, remembers the Rev. James E. Groppi as an inspirational teacher who broke down racial barriers.
On a recent Sunday when temperatures soared above 90 degrees, hundreds of people gathered in Clarke Square for the ‘open streets’ festivities.
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.