• Judge inspects home in Joseph Brown Rental Agency case

    Judge Christ T. Seraphim speaks to a young woman at a house in the Joseph Brown Rental Agency violations case. Food, dishes and silverware sit on a table and a coat hangs over a chair. Judge Seraphim-…

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  • Tiefenthaler swingset

    This photo was taken in Tiefenthaler Park. It shows children playing on a swing set.

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  • Six African American bus drivers posing in front of a bus

    Stanger, Fred R

    Six African American bus drivers in squatting pose in front of the #12 bus of Milwaukee County Transit System. In full uniform with hats and ties. Bus # 1293, route 12 for the N.W. Depot at 12th Stree…

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  • Benson, Clayborn

    Nate Edwards

    Washington, D.C. My life can be described as fortunate. As a kid, I was poor without the bare necessities. As an adult, the Lord has blessed me with a clear understanding of who I am - my strengths an…

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  • Man with donkey at poor people's march

    Bauer, Richard

    A man standing with a donkey named Mabel is surrounded by kids. One young kid kisses the donkey's neck while others look on. Another kid in a suit is walking away with a smile. The donkey led the marc…

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  • Head shot of Alvin McKissick in the DA's office

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

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  • Bill Hardy gives a speech

    Bill Hardy, the national youth field director of the NAACP, is dressed in a suit and stands behind a cluster of microphones giving a speech. Bill Hardy- Natl Youth Field Dir. NAACP. 1966 Aug 31 AM 12…

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  • Johnson, Walter L.

    Nate Edwards

    Forest, Mississippi I am an educator. However, I also work with many community groups and handle a number of church-related activities. In addition, I have committed much of my life to developing and…

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  • St Mark's African Methodist Episcopal Church

    Members of St Mark's gather outside of the church's main entrance. 3-16-1963 St Mark AME new Church 16 and Atkinson

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  • Children on climbing frame

    This photo was taken in Tiefenthaler Park. It shows children playing on playground equipment.

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  • Picketing outside a house

    People including members of the NAACP Youth Council picket outside a house carrying signs while two little kids watch from the porch. People were picketing because of roach and rat infestation and dis…

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  • Two African American boys at a Halloween Party

    Strazis, Louis

    Two African-American boys at a Halloween party waiting to receive treats from two men standing behind a table filled with boxes that say Cracker Jack. Two negro boys standing in line to receive their…

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  • Protest march in front of the Eagles Club

    Schmidt, Clarence P

    Members of the NAACP Youth Council picket the Eagles Club segregationist membership policies by marching along the sidewalk and carrying signs that say "NAACP Youth Council Boycott! Eagles Club Kill S…

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  • Steven Moore at podium

    Students at colleges and universities across the United States participated in an international "student strike" against war and racism on April 26, 1968. MU and UWM April 26, 1968. Speech by Steven M…

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  • Cobbs, Agnes

    Nate Edwards

    Brooklyn, New York Being born poor and growing up seeing my parents struggle, I realized life was not easy. If I wanted something from life, I had to work hard, stay abreast of things and make sacrifi…

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  • Holding poster at Hillside project hearing

    The Hillside housing project was low income public housing built to replace the cities slums. A man and a woman hold a drawing of a building while another man speaks. Hillside Project hearing- March 1…

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  • Man gives press conference in the rain

    Biwer, Paul

    A man wearing a button for Milwaukee's branch of CORE (Congress On Racial Equality) speaks to reporters. Starting July 30th there had been several days of rioting, as well as protests over the police…

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  • People walking by paint store where Clifford McKissick was shot

    Lauritzen, Niels

    People dressed up for church are walking by the Badger Paint store, which was fire bombed during the 1967 riot, and eventually lead to Clifford McKissick being shot. A woman is covering her face with…

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  • Neighborhood race relations press conference

    Lauritzen, Niels

    Press conference at St. Leo’s Catholic Church after five nights of fighting between young Whites and African-Americans in the area of N. 24th St. and W. Clarke St. Gilbert Percifield, Theresa Percifie…

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  • Man holding we shall overcome sign

    Ahlhauser, John W

    Alexander Edwards holds a sign that says We Shall Overcome at a march to honor the first anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. First anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's death. Alexand…

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