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Black History Month: The Milwaukee Bears

By Tim on Feb 4, 2015 8:30 AM

The Milwaukee Bears weren't exactly bad news for their opponents  (In fact, they were literally the worst team in the league), but that doesn't exclude them from being an important part of Milwaukee history.

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Black History Month: Bayard Rustin

By tim on Feb 18, 2014 3:52 PM

When most people think of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, they think of Martin Luther King Junior, the crowds, the 'I Have a Dream' speech, and all with good reason. Yet one of the chief organizers of the event, Bayard Rustin, remained carefully and pointedly out of the spotlight. Why? Why was a man who was so integral to the nonviolent resistance…

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Black History Month: W.E.B. Du Bois

By tim on Feb 11, 2014 7:35 PM

He was an American civil rights activist, leader, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, educator, historian, writer, editor, poet, and scholar. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, better known as W.E.B Du Bois, was all these things and more. He helped found both the Niagara Movement and the NAACP, was the first African American to receive a Ph. D from Harvard, served as chairman of the Peace Information Center, and…

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Black Cinema Film Series : Ethnic Notions

By jennifer on Feb 11, 2014 12:25 PM

Ethnic Notions looks at the portrayal of African Americans in American pop culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This Emmy award-winning documentary takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing the evolution of the deeply rooted stereotypes that have fueled anti-Black prejudice. Ethnic Notions was directed by Marlon Riggs, who, in addition to being a filmmaker, was also a poet,…

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