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02/23/2015, The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee

posted Feb 20, 2015, 10:22 PM by Jaime Alvarado   [ updated Oct 13, 2015, 10:27 PM ]

Monday, February 23, 2015 6:00pm  This lecture is free and open to the public.

Golda Meir Library,4th Floor, Conference Center, UW-Milwaukee, 2311 E. Hartford Ave. 

Join us as Patrick D. Jones, Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, discusses his award-winning book, The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee (Harvard University Press, 2009). Professor Jones will describe how local leaders such as Lloyd Barbee, Fr. James Groppi, and Vel Phillips inspired growing numbers of people to participate in campaigns against employment and housing discrimination, segregated public schools, welfare cuts, police brutality, and the membership of public officials in discriminatory organizations.

Wisconsin Historical Society archivist Emil Hoelter will discuss the acquisition and processing of Phillips’ personal papers, a project supported by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.



This lecture is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the UWM Cultures and Communities Program, UWM History Department, UWM Urban Studies Program, and the Wisconsin Historical Society.


Public parking is available in the UWM Union parking garage.
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For more information or to arrange for special needs, please contact Archives at askarch@uwm.edu or 414.229.5402.
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