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Oral History Interview with Rev. William J. Miles, March 18, 1994, part II

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Creator:Miles, William J., 1926 -
Creator:Milwaukee United School Integration Committee
Creator:Rodriguez, Marc S., 1968-
Title:Oral History Interview with Rev. William J. Miles, March 18, 1994, part II
Date:1994 Mar. 18

William J. Miles was born 13 August 1926, in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He served as a priest in the Episcopal Church from 1951 until his retirement in 2004. He was active in the Milwaukee Congress of Racial Equality, and helped to organize the Milwaukee United Schools Integration Committee.

Interviewed by Marc S. Rodriguez on 18 March 1994 in Glendale, Wisconsin.

Tape-recorded interview of Rev. William Miles, providing information on his experiences during the civil rights movement in Milwaukee circa 1964-1969. In this oral history, Miles discusses his role in the Milwaukee United School Integration Committee (MUSIC) of which he was a founder. Topics include the Freedom Schools in Milwaukee; Fr. James Groppi; Lloyd Barbee; and MUSIC's relationships with UW-Milwaukee and Marquette University. Miles also discusses the reaction of his parish, the Anglican Church, and the broader community to his actions. He also provides some information on his experiences with retail (Porters of Racine).

St. Mark's Episcopal Church--Wisconsin--Milwaukee

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Subjects:Miles, William J., 1926- | Morheuser, Marilyn, 1924-1995 | Phillips, Vel R., 1924- | Barbee, Lloyd A., 1925- | Coleman, Gary, 1968-2010 | Groppi, James, 1930-1985 | Groppi, James, 1930-1985--Religion | Lambert-Rucki, Jean, 1888-1967 | Jackson, Jesse, 1941- | Jackson, Jesse, 1941- --Public opinion | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Oral history--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Segregation in education--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Milwaukee United School Integration Committee | Congress of Racial Equality | Marquette University | Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Wisconsin | Milwaukee star | Milwaukee courier | African American newspapers--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Social classes--Pennsylvania | African Americans--Pennsylvania | Suburbs--Pennsylvania | Middle class African Americans--Pennsylvania | Race relations | Pennsylvania--Race relations | Pittsburgh (Pa.)--Race relations | Sewickley (Pa.)--Race relations | Milwaukee (Wis.)--Race relations | Social classes--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | African Americans--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Social justice--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Civil rights--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Innocence (Psychology) | Civil rights demonstrations--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Nuns--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Clergy--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Lawyers--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | African American lawyers--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Catholic Church--Clergy | Episcopal Church--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Catholic Church--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Suburbs--Wisconsin | Oak Creek (Wis.)--Race relations | Racism--Wisconsin--Oak Creek | Motivation in education--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Urban-rural migration--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Job creation--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Discrimination in employment--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Social policy--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Professional ethics--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Diversity in the workplace--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Race discrimination--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Church management--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Church personnel management--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Public speaking--Religious aspects | Preaching--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | City council members--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Faith | Crosses--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Signs and symbols--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Artists--France | Artists--Poland | Wealth--Religious aspects--Catholic Church | Cooperation--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Civil rights workers--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | African American civil rights workers--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | African American civil rights workers--Illinois--Chicago | Civil rights workers--Illinois--Chicago | Cooperation--Illinois--Chicago | Conflict management--Religious aspects--Catholic Church | Dissenters, Religious--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:Golda Meir Library. Special Collections
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Oral history interview with William J. Miles, 1994, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives Department

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