• Milwaukee Fire Department official discussing the Freedom House fire, August 30 1967

    WTMJ-TV, City of Milwaukee Fire Department

    Footage of a Milwaukee Fire Department official whose findings suggest that the Freedom House fire was started by a flammable liquid. It was not likely that it was started by a tear gas cartridge, as…

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  • Oral History Interview with Mary Arms, July 29, 2007

    NAACP Youth Council Commandos; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Youth Council; City of Milwaukee Police Department; Ku Klux Klan; National Association for the Advancement of…

    Oral history interview with Mary Arms conducted by Amanda Winn on Sunday July 29, 2007 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Arms, a member of Milwaukee's NAACP Youth Council, discusses her arrest and treatment by…

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  • 15th Street Freedom House on fire, August 29, 1967

    WTMJ-TV, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Youth Council

    Footage of the 15th Street Freedom House on fire, the night of August 29, 1967, following the second fair housing march. Scene shows police and firefighters in the streets and the burning house. Silen…

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  • The Freedom House on fire, 1967

    Groppi, James, 1930-1985, Milwaukee Police

    Father Groppi's annotation, "The Milwaukee police burning the Freedom House in the summer of 1967. The neighborhood was tear gassed and young people had to flee from the house." This image appeared on…

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  • Prentice McKinney speaking to reporters about the Freedom House burning, August 30 1967 (partial)

    WTMJ-TV, City of Milwaukee Fire Department

    Footage of Prentice McKinney speaking to reporters about the cause of the Freedom House fire. He claims to have seen a police officer throw something in the house that caused flames to shoot out of th…

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