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Madison, Wisconsin, James Groppi with raised fist, assembly chambers welfare protest, 1969

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Creator:Groppi, James, 1930-1985
Creator:National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Youth Council
Title:Madison, Wisconsin, James Groppi with raised fist, assembly chambers welfare protest, 1969

Madison, Wisconsin 1969. Father Groppi's annotation, "Father Groppi at Madison, Wisconsin during the welfare demonstrations. The assembly Chambers were occupied for 17 hours to protest the budget cuts to welfare recipients. Father Groppi is being sued for up to 15,000 dollars for the damage done to the assembly chambers. He was put in jail for a contempt of the assembly charge, and is facing a state disorderly charge for the same demonstration. WHI (x3) No. 37637

State Capital--Wisconsin--Madison

Types:Photographs | Image
Subjects:Groppi, James, 1930-1985 | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Youth Council | Wisconsin. Legislature | Public welfare--Wisconsin | Civil rights--Wisconsin | Civil rights workers--Wisconsin | African American civil rights workers--Wisconsin | Civil rights movements--Wisconsin | Civil rights demonstrations--Wisconsin | Political activists--Wisconsin | Nonviolence--Wisconsin | Direct action--Wisconsin | African Americans--Social conditions--Wisconsin | African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin | Youth--Wisconsin | African American youth--Wisconsin | Civil rights--Wisconsin--Madison | Civil rights workers--Wisconsin--Madison | African American civil rights workers--Wisconsin--Madison | Civil rights movements--United States--History--20th century | Civil rights movements--Wisconsin--Madison | Civil rights demonstrations--Wisconsin--Madison | Public buildings--Wisconsin--Madison | Public welfare--Wisconsin | Political activists--Wisconsin--Madison | Legislators--Wisconsin | Nonviolence--Wisconsin--Madison | Direct action--Wisconsin--Madison | Clergy--Wisconsin | Catholic Church--Clergy--Wisconsin | Clergy--Clothing--Wisconsin | African Americans--Social conditions--Wisconsin--Madison | African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin--Madison | African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century | Youth--Wisconsin--Madison | African American youth--Wisconsin--Madison | T-shirts--Wisconsin--Madison | Printed fashion apparel--Wisconsin--Madison | Historic buildings--Wisconsin--Madison | Architecture--Details | Desks--Wisconsin--Madison | Flags--United States | Drinking cups--United States | United States, Wisconsin, Madison, 43.073052, -89.40123 | United States, Wisconsin, Dane County
Collection:March on Milwaukee: Civil Rights History Project
Institution:Golda Meir Library (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries)
Contributors:Wisconsin Historical Society
Original Material:

James Groppi Photographs, James Groppi Papers, 1956-1978, Wisconsin Historical Society

Rights and Usage:

The Wisconsin Historical Society. Used with permission.

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March On Milwaukee - Civil Rights History Project

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