march on Milwaukee

Community Discussion

May 29, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited. Click here to register.

In August 1967 the Youth Council of the Milwaukee NAACP led the first of 200 nights of marches calling for fair housing throughout the city. In April 1968, following the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Milwaukee Common Council passed an open housing ordinance that extended beyond the National Civil Rights Act signed into law just weeks before. This history is largely overlooked by historians, yet the same issues these young people stood up and marched for are still issues in Milwaukee today.

Kingo Lutheran Church will host a facilitated discussion about the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Marches in Milwaukee. A brief history of the marches will be provided to participants before the discussion. At the discussion, participants will have a chance to talk with others about the marches and share personal experiences with social action and marches. Come ready to talk, learn, and grow.

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