March on Milwaukee: Civil Rights History Project

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Title:March on Milwaukee : civil rights history project

This digital collection presents primary sources from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries and the Wisconsin Historical Society that provide a window onto Milwaukee's civil rights history. During the 1960s, community members waged protests, boycotts, and legislative battles against segregation and discriminatory practices in schools, housing, and social clubs. The efforts of these activists and their opponents are vividly documented in the primary sources found here, including photographs, unedited news film footage, text documents, and oral history interviews. This website also includes educational materials, including a bibliography and timeline, to enhance understanding of the primary sources. The March on Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project seeks to make Milwaukee's place in the national struggle for racial equality more accessible, engaging, and interactive.

Types:Sound recordings | Photographs | MovingImage
Subjects:Milwaukee (Wis.)--Race relations | Civil rights movements--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Civil rights workers--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin--Milwaukee--History--Sources | Civil rights--History--Wisconsin--Milwaukee--Sources | African Americans-- History--Sources--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee, 43.0389025, -87.9064736
Institution:Golda Meir Library (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries)
Contributors:Golda Meir Library. Special Collections | Wisconsin Historical Society
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