• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Nate Harwell marches with Sister de Lourdes

    Conklin, James G

    Nate Harwell, a member of the NAACP Youth Council, marches in demonstration against judge's membership in the Eagles Club that only allows white members. Nate Harwell with Sister De Lourdes. James G.…

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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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