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02 - March to protest recent police action in Selma, Alabama, March 13, 1965

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Creator:Larkey, Jay
Creator:Larkey, Hinda
Creator:Congress of Racial Equality
Title:02 - March to protest recent police action in Selma, Alabama, March 13, 1965
Date:1965 Mar. 13

Milwaukee civil rights demonstrators marched to protest police actions in Selma, Alabama that took place on March 7, 1965. The protest in Milwaukee was organized on March 13, 1965. About 2, 500 people marched from the headquarters of CORE to the Milwaukee County Courthouse. Some participants in the protest wore yellow armbands as a form of symbolic speech in the fight for equality in and desegregation of education and its institutions; as first symbolically demonstrated by federal marshals escorting African American children into the newly integrated New Orleans elementary schools, following Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.

Walnut and 3rd Streets--Wisconsin--Milwaukee

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Subjects:African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Civil rights demonstrations--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Civil rights | Civil rights--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Civil rights workers--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Civil rights--Alabama--Selma | Police brutality--Alabama--Selma | Police brutality--Public opinion | Civil rights workers--Alabama--Selma | African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Selma | Civil rights movements--United States--History--20th century | Civil rights movements--Alabama--Selma | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Selma | Civil rights movements--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Offenses against the person--Alabama--Selma | Racism--Alabama--Selma | African Americans--Social conditions--Alabama--Selma | African Americans--Crimes against--Alabama--Selma | African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin | African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama | African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century | Commercial buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Parking meters--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Sidewalks--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Race relations | Selma (Ala.)--Race relations | Milwaukee (Wis.)--Race relations | Signs and signboards--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee, 43.0389025, -87.9064736 | United States, Alabama, Dallas County, Selma, 32.4073589, -87.0211007 | United States, Alabama, Dallas County, 32.233214, -87.142289
Collection:March on Milwaukee: Civil Rights History Project
Institution:Golda Meir Library (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries)
Contributors:Golda Meir Library. Special Collections
Original Material:

UWM MSS 299, Box 1, Folder 4, Slides, 1965, Jay and Hinda Larkey Papers, 1963-1968, 1987, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives Department

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The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System

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