March on Milwaukee : civil rights history project
Sound recordings, moving images, photographs, and manuscript materials related to the Civil Rights movement in Milwaukee.
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Milwaukee (Wis.)--Race relations
Civil rights movements--Wisconsin--Milwaukee
Civil rights workers--Wisconsin--Milwaukee
African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin--Milwaukee--History--Sources
African Americans-- History--Sources--Wisconsin--Milwaukee
This digital collection presents primary sources from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries and the Wisconsin Historical Society that provide a window onto Milwaukee's civil rights history. During the 1960s, community members waged protests, boycotts, and legislative battles against segregation and discriminatory practices in schools, housing, and social clubs. The efforts of these activists and their opponents are vividly documented in the primary sources found here, including photographs, unedited news film footage, text documents, and oral history interviews. This website also includes educational materials, including a bibliography and timeline, to enhance understanding of the primary sources. The March on Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project seeks to make Milwaukee's place in the national struggle for racial equality more accessible, engaging, and interactive.