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A History of Black Milwaukee

April 11th

There have been Black Milwaukeeans for as long as there’s been a Milwaukee. African Americans were here when the future metropolis was just a fur-trading post, and they grew with the city during its rise as a hotbed of abolitionist activity, an industrial powerhouse, and a haven for immigrants. The group’s numbers soared during the Great Migration of the twentieth century, and Black Milwaukeeans are the city’s largest single cultural group today. Unfolding over nearly two centuries, their story is an inspiring chronicle of struggle, resilience, and pride. This program is held in conjunction with the Historical Society’s new “Climates of Inequality” exhibition. Pre-registration is necessary, online through https://square.link/u/tpOhma8r or by calling 414-273-8288.


April 11th
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Milwaukee County Historical Society
910 N. Martin Luther King Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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