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Freedom Day School Poster

Freedom Day school withdrawal : Mon. May 18th, 1964

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Creator:Milwaukee United School Integration Committee
Title:Freedom Day School Poster | Freedom Day school withdrawal : Mon. May 18th, 1964
Date:1964 May 18

This poster was created during the civil rights era to promote the boycott of Milwaukee Public Schools and encourage attendance at temporary, alternative schools known as freedom schools. The boycott was part of an effort to desegregate the public school system and was led by the Milwaukee United School Integration Committee (MUSIC). The poster dates from the first boycott, which was held on May 18, 1964. Approximately 11,000 children--roughly 60% of Milwaukee's black, inner-city school population--stayed out of school, and about 8,500 attended the freedom schools. "Here" handwritten on the poster, indicating that it was likely placed at one of the freedom schools. Printed on an off-white background with lettering in red and blue. Poster is glued down to a piece of tagboard.

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Subjects:Signs and signboards--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Milwaukee United School Integration Committee | Civil rights--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Civil rights workers--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Civil rights movements--United States--History--20th century | Civil rights movements--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Civil rights demonstrations--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | African Americans--Social conditions--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | African Americans--Civil rights--History | African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century | African Americans--Social conditions--20th century | Race relations | Milwaukee (Wis.)--Race relations | Segregation in education--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | African American students--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Education--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Discrimination in education--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Schools--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | School integration--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | School attendance--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | School enrollment--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Boycotts--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Democracy--Study and teaching--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Volunteers--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Volunteer workers in education--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | African Americans--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | African Americans--Segregation | Community and school--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Equality--United States | Brotherliness | Liberty | Autonomy | Dignity | 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)
Original Material:

UWM Manuscript Collection 268, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries

Rights and Usage:

Milwaukee United School Integration Committee.

Related Materials:

March On Milwaukee - Civil Rights History Project

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