• 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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  • Midtown housing plan meeting

    A woman in rollers with a kerchief over her head in a paisley skirt suit stands at a microphone and speaks at a Common Council meeting discussing the Midtown Housing Plan. The plan would rehabilitate…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • March for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Emmerich, Donald

    15,000 people in the biggest civil rights demonstration to that date fill Wisconsin Ave on April 8, 1968. The march was in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 19…

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  • Remember When...Milwaukeeans marched in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.?

    Donald Emmerich

    On Monday, April 8, 1968, Milwaukee paid tribute to the civil rights leader, who had been slain four days earlier in Memphis, Tenn. After a memorial service, Milwaukeeans marched Downtown from St. Bon…

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  • Marchers returning from Gimbels

    A group of people are walking down a sidewalk. One man is dressed like Santa Claus. Marchers on way back from Gimbels. 4th and Garfield. / 12/19/1968 / Many Logan'rs March

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  • Onlookers watch protestors

    Vespa, Ned

    In the spring and summer of 1967, the NAACP Youth Council organized several demonstrations in support of Alderman Vel Phillips' Open Housing bill. Alderman (and real estate agent) Martin E. Schreiber…

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  • Students going to dance pass picketers

    Dressed up students walk holding hands on their way to a dance on one side of the sidewalk. On the other side are picketers and commandos from the NAACP Youth Council. Students on way to dance, pass p…

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  • Girl sitting on park bench at memorial service

    Nandell, Robert

    A girl is sitting with a blanket on her lap on a park bench sleeping. She is at an event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Garfield Park. Garfield Park-April 7, 1968. Honoring Dr. Martin Luther…

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  • Civil Rights activists protest in front of Representative Zablocki's house

    Associated Press Wirephoto

    A demonstration is being held in front of Representative Clement J. Zablocki's home. Civil Rights activests frequently picketed at the houses of officials who belonged to the then-segregated Eagles Cl…

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  • Students make protest posters

    Conklin, James G

    On Monday, March 28th, 1966 the Milwaukee United School Integration committee called for a one day boycott of North Division High School in order to protest against racial imbalance in Milwaukee Publi…

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  • Young men protesting for open housing

    In the spring and summer of 1967, the NAACP Youth Council organized several demonstrations in support of Alderman Vel Phillips' Open Housing bill. She had first introduced the bill in 1962, but it was…

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  • Neo-nazis march on North Ave

    Neo-nazis march wearing t-shirts and carrying signs that say White Power. African American men wearing sweatshirts that say Deacons and Deacons for defense walk with the neo-nazis as part of the Open…

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  • Ku Klux Klan in front of Eagles club

    Members of the Ku Klux Klan stand across the street from the Eagles club. Members of the NAACP youth group protest on the other side of the street. They are protesting the club's all white membership…

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