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Showing entries tagged: 'History'


The Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin

By MPL Staff on Oct 10, 2014 5:03 PM

Everyone has heard of labor leader Cesar Chavez, who battled for migrant farm worker's rights in California and nationally in the 1960s. Milwaukee even has a street named for him. But did you realize that Wisconsin was also home to a migrant farm workers' labor movement during the same period?

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History of Latinos in Milwaukee Mural

By Heather on Sep 19, 2014 10:38 PM

"'The History of Latinos in Milwaukee' is a mural, located on the north wall of the Bruce-Guadalupe Community School building. It was conceived and executed by Robert Cisneros, Latino Arts, Inc. visual artist-in-residence, between January and October, 1995. The mural documents the migration of Mexican, Puerto Rican, and other Latin Americans to Milwaukee from the early 1900s to the 1970s against a backdrop of historical…

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Doors Open - Sim's 85th Anniversary

By MPL Staff on Sep 18, 2014 8:39 AM

85 years ago, before Gertie the Duck, Samson the Gorilla and Hank the Dog, there was Sim, the lion who came to live in the Central Library.

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