• Demonstration against the Eagles Club

    Miller, Robert

    Members of the Youth Council are lined up on a sidewalk holding hands and singing or chanting. They hold signs that say "NAACP Youth Council Boycott! Eagles Club Kill Segregation." A city bus is pulle…

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  • People in church

    A group of people sit in a church. The Civil Rights Movement in Milwaukee was very active in 1967. There were marches against the Eagles Club, and in support of Open Housing. Mar. 1967

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  • Roy Wilkins speaks to the press

    Roy Wilkins, the executive director of the NAACP, speaks to members of the press. Sept 20/1966. Roy Wilkinson [Wilkins] NAACP. 1966 Sept 20 AM 8 11

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  • Handcuffed John Oraa Tucker in hallway

    A handcuffed John Oraa Tucker in a couthouse hallway. He was charged with the murder of a Milwaukee Police officer during the riot in the summer of 1967. He was found not guilty of murder, but guilty…

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  • Protesters in front of Eagles Club

    A group of people protest on the sidewalks in front of the Eagles Club. The members only club was a frequent target of protesters, due to its "whites only" policy. Sept. 4, 1966. About 200 pickets, in…

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  • NAACP Youth Council marches with Fr. James Groppi

    Father James Groppi and members of the NAACP Youth Council march in support of Vel Phillips' Open Housing bill. Father Groppi was the adult advisor for the NAACP Youth Council. Both were very active i…

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  • Waiting for a press conference

    Lauritzen, Niels

    Gilbert Percifield, Theresa Percifield and Marlo Cooper (all sitting) wait at St. Leo’s Catholic Church for a press conference after five nights of fighting between young Whites and African-Americans…

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  • Child with broken shoe

    Ahlhauser, John

    Alfred Robinson, a kid holding his broken shoe, marches down the street amongst a crowd on the first anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. First anniversary of Martin Luther King's death…

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  • High school students sit in assembly hall

    Father Groppi spoke to St. Francis High School students in 1967. He spoke about the youth council member's deoonstrations against Judge Robert Cannon's membership in the Eagles Club that only allowed…

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  • Alvin McKissick with his lawyer

    Gebhard, Erwin

    An 18 year old black man, Clifford McKissick, was killed on August 2, 1967 during a riot. He, his brother Alvin and others allegedly tried to fire bomb a paint store leading to Clifford's shooting. Al…

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  • Triple O Election against Model Cities

    Miller, Robert

    Two men stand at the front of a crowded room in St. Mary's Baptist Church. The crowd was gathered to hold elections to show opposition to Mayor Maier controlling the plans and funds for the Model Citi…

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  • Demonstration for Attica prisoners at Garfield Park

    People gather in Garfield Park to protest. A float that says Free All Political Prisoners is being prepared. Prisoners in Attica Prison in New York rioted and demanded the release of political prisone…

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  • Ku Klux Klan and opposing protestors march

    Members of the Ku Klux Klan (or KKK), and African American civil rights protestors march on nearby sidewalks in Wauwatosa protesting the membership of Judge Robert E. Cannon in the Eagles Club. At the…

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  • Reporter interviews Mrs. Tucker

    A reporter talks to the wife of John Oraa Tucker. He was charged with the murder of a Milwaukee Police officer during the riot in the summer of 1967. He was found not guilty of murder, but guilty on s…

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  • NAACP Youth Council picket

    Overdahl, Ronald M

    The Youth Council pickets the home of Milwaukee Alderman Robert Ertl at 39th street because he does not believe there was housing discrimination in Milwaukee and voted against open housing. The picket…

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  • Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr's death

    A large crowd of people march down 12th St on the first anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's death. Members of the NAACP youth council march on the side and in front of the crowd. Parked cars line t…

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  • Civil rights demonstrators march single file

    Koshollek, George P

    Civil rights demonstrators march single file in front of a large building. One man holds a sign that reads "Black Power". Finished Photo 1968 Nov 26 PM 10:26 / George P. Koshollek

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  • Man carrying chairs at Housing Hearing

    A workman carries chairs at the Common Council chambers in City Hall. The meeting was about a Midtown conservation project that would help rehabilitate the neighborhood. Most in attendance seemed in f…

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  • NAACP Youth Council Pickett Ertl's Home

    Overdahl, Ronald M

    Members of the Youth Council led by Father James Groppi march on the sidewalk outside of Milwaukee Alderman Ertl's home. Two policemen stand on the porch on the home at 39th and Linden. The demonstrat…

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  • NAACP Youth Council demonstrates at Allen Bradley

    Kluetmeier, Heinz

    Members of the Youth Council march down the street outside of the Allen-Bradley Company. A police truck follows the marches along the street. A day after the march Allen-Bradley announced a change in…

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