• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • NAACP Youth Council picket Ald. James Maslowski

    Vespa, Ned

    The Youth Council pickets Moths Realty, the realty office of Milwaukee Alderman James Maslowski because he opposed the fair housing ordinance even though he had African American constituents. Father J…

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  • Protesters outside the Urban League

    People carrying signs march in protest in front of the Urban League's office. In 1969 and 1970 Civil Rights activists protested the hiring practices at the Allen-Bradley Company. Many hires were throu…

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  • Neo-Nazis march along 16th street

    Men wearing t-shirts and carrying signs that say White Power march down the street during the fair housing disputes of Milwaukee's civil rights movement. The Forest Home Beer and Liquor store stands i…

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  • Protesters block street

    Gessert, Sherman A. Jr

    Demonstrators block a street near the Hillside Housing Project. An eight year old girl had recently been stuck and killed, and people were protesting the lack of crosswalks or streetlights. June 1, 19…

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  • NAACP Youth Council marches

    Gebhard, Erwin

    Members of the Youth Council march in favor of an open housing ordinance at 16th and Greenfield. Signs posted on boarded up storefronts read "Never Give Up Your Private Property Rights Protect Them."…

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  • Man standing with umbrella

    Biwer, Paul

    A man is standing with an umbrella on his hand, with other people standing behind him. One of the other people is Father James Groppi. On August 6, 1967 Father Groppi held a demonstration at the Safte…

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