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Creator:Maier, Henry W., 1918-
Creator:City of Milwaukee's Government
Creator:Inter-Denominational Ministerial Alliance
Title:1-1 Grass Roots Bi Racial Council
Date:1967 Aug. 8

HENRY W. MAIER MAYOR OFFICE OF THE MAYOR MILWAUKEE August 8, 1967 Mailed to a list of 46 people: Negro businessmen (grass roots) Thank you for taking time out from your busy schedule to attend the meeting with me in City Hall last Friday to discuss the forming of a "grass roots" bi-racial council. I know that it was a hardship for many of you who attended to take time off from your jobs and to leave your families at home during this time of civil emergency. Rest assured, however, that the concern you have showed for the problem will not go unnoticed. It is my sincere belief that the dialogue we established at the meeting will be the springboard for welding a real and lasting united between the non-whites and the whites of our community. There already is evidence that our meeting was fruitful. Several of the proposals we discussed were incorporated into the program of action adopted jointly the following day by the leadership of the Inter-Denominational Ministerial Alliance and myself. As you recall, we discussed the idea of youth working more closely with the members of the Police Department. One of the points that we announced Saturday was that the proposed bi-racial council work with the Fire and Police Commission to establish curricula to train youths 14 years and older for eventual positions in the Police Department, and that the matter be pursued with the Superintendent of Schools and the Director of the Vocational School.

Types:Press releases | Text
Subjects:Maier, Henry W., 1918- | Milwaukee (Wis.)--Race relations | Mayors--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Letters--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Milwaukee (Wis.)--Politics and government | Milwaukee (Wis.)--Social conditions | Civil rights--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Civil rights movements--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | African Americans--Civil rights--Government policy | African Americans--Civil rights--History | Civil rights--Government policy--Wisconsin--Milwaukee--20th century | Segregation--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | African Americans--Segregation--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | African Americans--Social conditions--20th century | African Americans--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | African Americans--Politics and government | African Americans--Politics and government--20th century | Whites--Politics and government--20th century | Social conflict--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Municipal officials and employees--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Municipal government--Wisconsin--Milwaukee--History--20th century | Race relations | Milwaukee (Wis.)--Race relations--History--20th century | African Americans--Social conditions--20th century | Milwaukee (Wis.)--Social conditions--20th century | Race discrimination--Political aspects--United States | Coalitions--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Communication--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Citizens' advisory committees--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Businesspeople--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | African American businesspeople--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Civic improvement--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | City planning--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Urban policy--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Equality--Wisconsin | City dwellers--Taxation--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee, 43.0389025, -87.9064736
Collection:March on Milwaukee: Civil Rights History Project
Institution:Golda Meir Library (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries)
Contributors:Wisconsin Historical Society
Original Material:

Maier Administration, Box 148, Folder 4, Press Releases and Statements, 1967 July-August, Milwaukee (Wis.). Mayor: Records of the Henry W. Maier Administration, 1960-1988, Wisconsin Historical Society

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The Wisconsin Historical Society. Used with permission.

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