Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee: South Side Struggles in the 60s and 70s by Paul H. Geenen, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee: South Side Struggles in the 60s and 70s

Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee: South Side Struggles in the 60s and 70s

by Paul H. Geenen
     
 

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In the early 1960s, as members of Milwaukee's growing African American population looked beyond their segregated community for better jobs and housing, they faced bitter opposition from the real estate industry and union leadership. In an era marked by the friction of racial tension, the south side of Milwaukee earned a reputation as a flashpoint for prejudice,

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In the early 1960s, as members of Milwaukee's growing African American population looked beyond their segregated community for better jobs and housing, they faced bitter opposition from the real estate industry and union leadership. In an era marked by the friction of racial tension, the south side of Milwaukee earned a reputation as a flashpoint for prejudice, but it also served as a staging ground for cooperative activism between members of Father Groppi's parish, representatives from the NAACP Youth Council, students at Alverno College and a group of Latino families. Paul Geenen chronicles the challenges faced by this coalition in the fight for open housing and better working conditions for Milwaukee's minority community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626193789
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
02/11/2014
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
536,103
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Paul Geenen is an entrepreneur, a community activist, an author and a grandfather of eight. He is the author of Milwaukee's Bronzeville: 1900-1950, Schusters and Gimbels: Milwaukee's Beloved Department Stores, and Sherman Park: a Legacy of Diversity in Milwaukee.

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