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Father Groppi and protesters

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Title:Father Groppi and protesters
Date:1969
Description:

Father Groppi at the Wisconsin State Capitol during welfare demonstrations. The Assembly Chambers were occupied for 17 hours to protest the budget cuts to welfare recipients. Father Groppi was later sued for up to $15,000 for the damage done to the Assembly Chambers during the protest. He was also put in jail for contempt of the Assembly charge, and faced a State disorderly conduct charge.

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Types:Black-and-white photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Groppi, James, 1930- | Clergy--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Religion and politics--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Catholic Church--Clergy--Political activity | Demonstrations--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Wisconsin--Capital and capitol | Public welfare--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Signs and signboards--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Poverty--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Social justice--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee, 43.0389025, -87.9064736
Collection:Wisconsin Historical Images
Institution:Wisconsin Historical Society
Contributors:Wisconsin Historical Society
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Persistent Link to Item:http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/fullRecord.asp?id=4934