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Justice for All Book Club: The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee at Central

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Categories: Book Club/Discussion

Between 1958 and 1970, a distinctive movement for racial justice emerged from unique circumstances in Milwaukee. A series of local leaders inspired growing numbers of people to participate in campaigns against employment and housing discrimination, segregated public schools, the membership of public officials in discriminatory organizations, welfare cuts, and police brutality. The Milwaukee movement culminated in the dramatic 1967 open housing campaign. Justice for All is a Milwaukee Public Library book talk series with readings that highlight social justice issues and Milwaukee's ongoing struggle for racial equity. Inspired by the 50th Anniversary of the Milwaukee Fair Housing Marches.

Location: Central Library Community Room I



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