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African American History with Clayborn Benson

By jennifer on Feb 4, 2014 12:05 PM
Clayborn Benson at a Kwanzaa celebration. Photo provided by Clayborn Benson
In celebration of Black History Month, Milwaukee Public Library is hosting several events at multiple library locations throughout the month of February. One of these events, African American History with Clayborn Benson will be held on Wednesday, February 12th at the Martin Luther King Library. What impact did African Americans have on Wisconsin's inception as a state? What contributions did they make to the nation's Civil Rights struggle? What famous African American personalities have visited Wisconsin? Learn about African American migration patterns, how Wisconsin became a center of northern abolitionism, and how Wisconsin laws and policies shaped life for African Americans during African American Wisconsin History with Clayborn Benson. Historian Clayborn Benson is the founder of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum in Milwaukee and was an award-winning photojournalist at TODAY'S TMJ4 for 39 years. Everyone is welcome to attend this event. No reservations are necessary. WHERE: Martin Luther King Library 310 W. Locust St WHEN: Wednesday, February 12 6:00PM to 7:00PM

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