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The Growing Power of Will Allen

By Tim R on Feb 11, 2015 9:00 AM

His pioneering work in community-based urban farming made him a 2008 MacArthur Fellow and one of Time Magazines’ 100 Most Influential People of 2010. His name is Will Allen, and he's already an important part of today's Milwaukee, and Milwaukee's history.

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By Brett R on Feb 9, 2015 8:30 AM

Yeah, yeah, he was a Chicago Cub. But Ernie Banks is a True American Sports Hero for all of us.  

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Milwaukee, the "Selma of the North" during the 1960s

By Heather on Feb 6, 2015 9:48 AM

As the feature film Selma contends for the Best Picture Oscar at this month's Academy Awards ceremony, it is a good time to also remember Milwaukee's civil rights history. In the mid- to late 1960s, Milwaukee was a hotbed of the Civil Rights Movement, earning the nickname that gave rise to the book titled The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee, by…

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