When it comes to Milwaukee artists, Prophet Blackmon (1921-2010) stands out from the crowd.Read more
Showing entries tagged: 'Black History Month'
In 1866, Milwaukeean Ezekiel Gillespie (1818-1892) sued for his right to vote in Wisconsin. At issue was a dispute over the results of an 1849 statewide referendum on black suffrage. Wisconsin’s Supreme Court found in Gillespie’s favor, declaring that African-American men had legally held the right to vote in Wisconsin since 1849...Read more
It wasn’t too long ago that one of Milwaukee’s unique and important resources, the America’s Black Holocaust Museum, closed the doors on its physical location for the last time. Now, it has been reborn as a virtual museum and the organization continues to play an important role in the Milwaukee community.Read more