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…Read more
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"I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong." - Frederick Douglass. The above quote is striking, is it not? But like many great sound bite quotes, it says so much more in context. This comes from a lecture that Douglass gave in 1855 to the Ladies of the Rochester Anti-Slavery Sewing Society: My point here is, first, the Constitution is, according…Read more
Join the Milwaukee Public Library and America's Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) for films and discussions on the past, present and future of civil rights in America. The Created Equal series uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America's civil rights history. The series, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the Gilder…Read more