February 2014 Archives

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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 fl ashpoint 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.

Join local author Paul Geenen as he presents his book, Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee: South Side Struggles in the '60s and '70s, which chronicles the challenges faced by this coalition in the fight for open housing and better working conditions for Milwaukee's minority community.

Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m.
Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Richard E. & Lucile Krug Rare Books Room

Space is limited. Please sign up online or call 414.286.3011 to register.

Books will be available for purchase.

Street parking is free on Sundays at Central Library.

Black History Month: NAACP

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NAACP pamphlet, 1917
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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. The NAACP was formed in 1909 with the goal to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution. Drawing in members of earlier groups, such as the National Afro-American Council and the Niagara Movement as well as many others, the NAACP grew through a strong emphasis on local organizing via branch offices. Between 1917 and 1919, membership grew from 9,000 to 90,000 and the number of local branches reached 300.

W.E.B. Du Bois was one of the founders in 1909 and served as director of publicity and research for the NAACP from 1910 to 1934, founding The Crisis magazine as "the premier crusading voice for civil rights" (The title changed to The New Crisis in 1997 and then back to The Crisis in 2003.)

From its earliest days, the NAACP fought legal battles to win social justice for African Americans. The architect and chief strategist of the NAACP's legal campaign to end segregation was Special Counsel Charles Hamilton Houston, who was succeeded in the position of Special Counsel by his protegee Thurgood Marshall. For an overview of their strategy and its successes, see the NAACP Legal History page from the Association's website.

To learn more, check out books about the NAACP from your Milwaukee Public Library.

One City, One Symphony @ Milwaukee Public Library

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The Milwaukee Public Library is pleased to partner with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to bring "One City, One Symphony" to our community. Join MSO cellist Kathy Collison for this unique listening party experience. Participants will hear excerpts from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, featuring "Ode to Joy", and John Adams's "The Wound Dresser" featuring text from Walt Whitman's Civil War poetry, and explore the people and ideas behind these pieces.

The MSO will host a series of listening parties, including one at the Central Library on Saturday, March 8th at 2:00pm in advance of their full performances.

The full performances will be held March 21-23, 2014, led by MSO Music Director Edo de Waart.

If you can't make our listening party, or would like to have one of your own, Central Library has listening kits available for checkout. They are located just outside the Media Room. The cloth bags, provided by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, contain ten booklists, ten listener's guides and ten download cards. Each bag has a 7-day loan period.

WHAT: "One City, One Symphony" listening party
WHEN: Saturday, March 8th at 2:00pm
WHERE: Mozart's Grove at Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave

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The 16th Street Baptist Church, where the SCLC organized the Birmingham Campaign in 1963. The church was bombed by KKK terrorists in September of that year in response. This photo is by flickr user iamNigelMorris.

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference was founded in 1957 by none other than Dr. Martin Luther King Junior himself after the civil rights victory in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Initially formed to coordinate other nonviolent protests to desegregate bus systems, their efforts would eventually encompass all desegregation efforts and not just those in transit systems.

The SCLC would go on to be integral in many of the Civil Rights era activities, like the Albany Movement, the Birmingham Campaign (where King wrote his famous Letter from Birmingham Jail), the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Selma Voting Rights campaign and more. Their contributions and dedication to non-violent protest were some of the most radical and game-changing of the Civil Rights Movement, and helped forge a lasting legacy that continues to this day (much like the organization itself).

So as Black History Month winds down (as for some reason it is assigned to the shortest month of the year), why not take a look into the storied history of this great and influential organization? Click any of the above links to see what we have in the library catalog on all these topics.

health_enrollmentlabs_banner.gifThe Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to find coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. Whether you're uninsured, or just want to explore your choices, the Marketplace is where to find coverage that's right for you. Join over 3 million people who have registered on the Marketplace for health insurance.

There are still a few weeks to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace which was established with the Affordable Care Act. The final deadline is March 31st for this initial enrollment period. If you miss the deadline, you will need to wait until Fall of 2014 to enroll again. The healthcare.gov website is fully functional in English and in Spanish. Certified Application Counselors will be available to assist with exploring insurance options. No appointment is necessary.

Time: Wednesdays from 3:00-5:30 p.m. (through March 26, 2014)
Location: Central Library's Computer Training Room, 2nd floor

Black History Month: Fannie Lou Hamer

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"I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." - Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer was a central figure in the African American civil rights movement. She was the founder of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) and later the National Women's Political Caucus. The courage she demonstrated in working to secure the right of African Americans to vote and to end segregation garnered national attention and brought increased awareness throughout the country of the plight faced by African Americans in the South.

Fannie Lou Hamer was born Fannie Lou Townsend on October 16, 1917, the youngest of twenty children. Her parents, Jim and Lou Ella, were sharecroppers in Montgomery County, Mississippi. By the age of six Fannie Lou began working alongside her parents and siblings in the arduous task of planting and harvesting crops. Her interest in the civil rights movement began in the early 1960s when she attended a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) meeting for the first time. The SNCC focused on voter registration for disenfranchised African Americans. Fannie Lou was determined to vote, and took the state required literacy test three times before passing. She became a registered voter in January of 1963.

Hamer's dedication to the cause of equality remained resolute. Hamer and other civil rights activists traveled to Winona, Mississippi and refused to comply with the local segregation law. In response, law enforcement arrested the group. While in jail Fannie Lou was savagely beaten by two inmates at the instigation of local police. For the remainder of her life Fannie Lou suffered permanent damage to her eye, her kidneys, and her leg.

The following year Hamer founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (1962) and addressed the nation at the National Democratic Convention, saying racial discrimination "is not Mississippi's problem. It is America's problem."

Click to find books and other materials on Fannie Lou Hamer are available at your Milwaukee Public Library.


Black History Month: National Afro-American Council

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Alexander Walters

The National Afro-American Council was the first nationwide civil rights organization in the United States. It was organized in Rochester, New York in September 1898 by Timothy Thomas Fortune, editor of the nation's leading black newspaper The New York Age, and Bishop Alexander Walters of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Walters is pictured above.

Alarmed by ongoing violence against African Americans, especially the brutal murder of African American postmaster Frazier B. Baker in Lake City, South Carolina, Bishop Walters wrote: "It becomes absolutely necessary that we organize to protect ourselves." Fortune and Walters called together a number of black leaders to meet in Rochester following the dedication of a statue to the late abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass, who had been Rochester's most prominent African American resident.

The National Afro-American Council held annual meetings in various large cities and met regularly with U.S. President William McKinley until his death in 1901. Their meetings attracted a vibrant cross-section of African American leaders and received extensive local newspaper coverage each time, both from mainstream daily papers and African-American weeklies in each host city. Notably, the Council was one of the first black organizations to welcome women as equal members, and Ida B. Wells was one of the first officers of the group.

The Council actively lobbied for a federal anti-lynching law, and also pursued advocacy agendas focused on education andbusiness.

Within a decade the Afro-American Council was torn by factionalism, which led some Council members to form the Niagara Movement, but the Council's activities had helped train many of the black activists who would go on to create the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909.

Health Insurance Marketplace @ MPL

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The open enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act ends on March 31st. If you need to sign up before then, but don't know where to start, you can find help at the Central Library.

The Health Insurance Marketplace is a way to find coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. Whether you're uninsured, or just want to explore your choices, the Marketplace is where to find coverage that's right for you. Certified Application Counselors will be available to assist with exploring insurance options. No appointment is necessary.

The Marketplace will be held every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00pm until 5:30pm. It takes place in Central Library's Computer Training Lab, on the second floor.

If you can't make it on Wednesdays, you can still get help at several other locations throughout the city, or call 1-800-318-2596 with any questions.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 26th, and March 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th from 3:00pm until 5:30pm.

WHERE: Central Library's Computer Training Lab (second floor), 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Black History Month: Bayard Rustin

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Bayard_Rustin.jpgWhen most people think of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, they think of Martin Luther King Junior, the crowds, the 'I Have a Dream' speech, and all with good reason. Yet one of the chief organizers of the event, Bayard Rustin, remained carefully and pointedly out of the spotlight. Why? Why was a man who was so integral to the nonviolent resistance movement and to the civil rights movement as a whole sidelined?

The main reason was that he had a criminal record. In 1953, Bayard Rustin was arrested for what was then considered a crime: being a homosexual. Yet Bayard never shied away from who he was, and carefully crafted himself to work hard for the changes he sought from society, just rarely putting himself in the position of spokesperson to avoid his character being the subject of the spotlight as opposed to the ideals he championed (most famously, Strom Thurmond attempted to attack Rustin and Martin Luther King Junior by entering a picture into the Congressional Record of Rustin talking to a bathing Martin Luther King Junior, as if to imply the men had a 'special relationship'). After the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Rustin moved on to advocating stronger ties of the civil rights movement to the Democratic Party and the integration of labor unions. By the seventies and eighties, Rustin had begun actively advocating for gay and lesbian rights as well, continuing to champion equality for all until his death in 1987.

Just recently, on November 20, 2013, President Barack Obama posthumously awarded Bayard Rustin the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to honor his tireless work for equality. To honor the great work of this man, why not check out some of his writings from your local library branch? Or perhaps an excellent documentary on his life to learn more?

Come to Zablocki Library's Book Club March 7th

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Ethan Frome book jacket.jpgZablocki Library will be hosting another book club discussion on Friday, March 7th. This time the group will discuss the Edith Wharton classic Ethan Frome.
In this classic novel, a New England farmer must choose between his duty to care for his invalid wife and his love for her cousin. If this inspires you to explore Edith Wharton's New York with the Friends of the Library, please read the information about this opportunity to do just that. The deadline for registering for this tour of New York is March 1st, so don't delay! We hope to see you at Zablocki's March book discussion no matter what. Zablocki Library's book club will continue to meet the first Friday of each month from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. No registration is required.

Library: Zablocki
Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Time: 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

Black History Month: National Council of Negro Women

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Founded by Mary McLeod Bethune in 1935, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) was created to connect the skills and influence of African American women in organizations that make African-American women's voices heard in both social and political spheres. First NCNW president, Mary McLeod Bethune, had the idea for an umbrella organization that would unify and increase cooperation between national organizations in 1929 and worked tirelessly for five years to ensure NCNW became a reality. The founding meeting, in which Bethune was unanimously voted president, had representatives of twenty-nine organizations.

The NCNW was a force behind the founding of the Fair Employment Practices Committee, supported the founding of the United Nations, and created influential journal Aframerican Woman's Journal, which in 1949 became Women United. Subsequent NCNW presidents focused on issues such as civil rights, education, jobs, and health care. The NCNW established the National Archives for Black Women's History and built the Bethune Memorial Statue in Washington, D.C.

The current headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women is in Washington, D.C. NCNW now has 35 national and 250 community affiliations and more than four million women are associated with the NCNW.

Black History Month: Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)

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Congress of Racial Equality and members of the All Souls Church, Unitarian march in memory of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing victims
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The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) may be most remembered for their organization of the Freedom Rides, a series of interracial protests against segregated bus seating in the late 1960s. Founded in 1942 by James Farmer, Bayard Rustin, Homer Jack, and George Houser in Chicago, IL, CORE was created to improve race relations and end discrematory policies through direct action and nonviolence. Following the principals of Mahatma Gandhi, CORE organized sit-ins, voter registration drives and the aforementioned freedom rides throughout the South. With their parent organization the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), CORE supported and advised the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. in his Montgomery Bus Boycott. Throughout all of these nonviolent actions CORE members and volunteers faced teargas, were assaulted and jailed and some even killed.

The leadership of CORE founder James Farmer helped with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In 1968, Roy Innis became the National Director of CORE and the organization became more centralized. CORE's headquarters are in New York City and currently focuses on worker training and equal employment opportunities, crime victim assistance, and community-oriented crisis intervention.

For more information on the Congress of Racial Equality check out these titles at your local Milwaukee Public Library.

Black Cinema Film Series : Ethnic Notions

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Ethnic Notions looks at the portrayal of African Americans in American pop culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This Emmy award-winning documentary takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing the evolution of the deeply rooted stereotypes that have fueled anti-Black prejudice. Ethnic Notions was directed by Marlon Riggs, who, in addition to being a filmmaker, was also a poet, an educator and an activist.

Ethnic Notions is being shown as a part of the Black Cinema Film Series. In collaboration with Blk-Art, History & Culture, the Washington Park Library will present award-winning documentaries highlighting African American history and achievement throughout the year. Screenings will be presented with discussion sessions and are free and open to the public.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 19th at 6pm
WHERE: Washington Park Library, 2121 N Sherman Blvd

Black History Month: W.E.B. Du Bois

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webduboispic.jpgHe was an American civil rights activist, leader, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, educator, historian, writer, editor, poet, and scholar. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, better known as W.E.B Du Bois, was all these things and more. He helped found both the Niagara Movement and the NAACP, was the first African American to receive a Ph. D from Harvard, served as chairman of the Peace Information Center, and achieved a huge list of other accomplishments. Much like Frederick Douglass last week, it is impossible to sum up such an important figure in a few paragraphs for a blog entry.

I recommend reading any and all of his writings you can find at the library. There are also plenty of books about the man, as well. A prolific writer and a ceaseless advocate, he sadly did not live to see his ideals begin to become reality. He died the day before the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and before the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act became enacted. But much like Douglass previously, it is best to let the man speak for himself.

After the Egyptian and Indian, the Greek and Roman, the Teuton and Mongolian, the Negro is a sort of seventh son, born with a veil, and gifted with second-sight in this American world, -- a world which yields him no true self-consciousness, but only lets him see himself through the revelation of the other world. It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his twoness, -- an American, a Negro; two warring souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.

The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife, -- this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self.


gavel.jpgThe Wisconsin State Law Library has an amazing, information-packed, and award-winning website. This is a resource you can access from your home or office computer. The library staff has researched more than 450 legal topics with hyperlinks to related information. In addition, you can also learn how to:
• access Wisconsin and Federal legal resources,
• use Legal Trac and HeinOnline to find legal articles, law journals, and law reviews,
• navigate the library's catalog, and
• much, much more.

Library: Central
Location: Meeting Room 1
Date: Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Time: 12:00 P.M. to 12:50 P.M.

Other Information: 1 CLE credit will be available to attorneys who register for this course. Registration is required; please call 414.286.3011 to register. Presented by the Milwaukee Legal Resource Center and the Milwaukee Public Library.

Black History Month: Niagara Movement

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In July 1905, a group of African American men met at Fort Erie, Ontario, a small town on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. They were led by Atlanta University professor W.E.B. Dubois and Boston newspaper editor and businessman William Monroe Trotter. Fed up with the segregation, disenfranchisement and economic disadvantages experienced by black Americans, and disagreeing with the conciliatory policies of Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Compromise, which had dominated U.S. race relations over the preceeding decade, the men who met at Niagara Falls sought full political, civil and social rights for black Americans.

Out of this meeting grew the Niagara Movement, whose Declaration of Principles included the following:

We repudiate the monstrous doctrine that the oppressor should be the sole authority as to the rights of the oppressed. The Negro race in America stolen, ravished and degraded, struggling up through difficulties and oppression, needs sympathy and receives criticism; needs help and is given hindrance, needs protection and is given mob-violence, needs justice and is given charity, needs leadership and is given cowardice and apology, needs bread and is given a stone. This nation will never stand justified before God until these things are changed.
To view primary source documents related to the Niagara Movement, visit the Niagara Movement archive, online at the University of Massachussetts Special Collections & University Archives.

The Niagara Movement never gained mass support and struggled with organizational and financial weaknesses, folding by 1910; however, it was an important predecessor organization to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which would go on to become the leading African-American civil rights organization of the twentieth century.

We are 136 years old today!

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The Wisconsin State Legislature authorized the City of Milwaukee to establish a public library on February 7, 1878. Luckily, the new public library did not have to start from scratch; MPL inherited 10,000 books from the Young Men's Association. The Young Men's Association was a subscription library founded in 1847. They collected dues from members to maintain a library and members were permitted to borrow one large volume or two small volumes. They had a reference collection of dictionaries and encyclopedias. There was a newspaper and periodical collection that included publications from across the United States and London. The Young Men's Association also sponsored lectures to help raise funds and educate and entertain their members. Some of the speakers include: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Horace Greeley, Henry Ward Beecher, and Horace Mann.

Central Library's Humanities Department has a copy of the catalog of the Young Men's Association books that formed the basis of MPL's original collection, as well as an catalog from ten years earlier. The Rarities collection has the original Act, Rules and Regulations of the Milwaukee Public Library. There is also a set of records dating back to 1869 from the Young Men's Association in the library's Local History Manuscript Collection. To access any of these materials, please give the library a call at 286-3011 to make arrangements.

Now, 136 years later, MPL has 13 locations in the city of Milwaukee. The collection has expanded to over 2 million items that include not just books, but also CDs, DVDs, MP3s, and digital downloads. We are privileged to be a part of Milwaukee's past and look forward to serving Milwaukeeans for many, many more years!

This post is based on the library history information from MPL's website and the books mentioned above.

Submitted by Louise at Central

African American History with Clayborn Benson

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Clayborn Benson at a Kwanzaa celebration. Photo provided by Clayborn Benson

In celebration of Black History Month, Milwaukee Public Library is hosting several events at multiple library locations throughout the month of February. One of these events, African American History with Clayborn Benson will be held on Wednesday, February 12th at the Martin Luther King Library.

What impact did African Americans have on Wisconsin's inception as a state? What contributions did they make to the nation's Civil Rights struggle? What famous African American personalities have visited Wisconsin? Learn about African American migration patterns, how Wisconsin became a center of northern abolitionism, and how Wisconsin laws and policies shaped life for African Americans during African American Wisconsin History with Clayborn Benson. Historian Clayborn Benson is the founder of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum in Milwaukee and was an award-winning photojournalist at TODAY'S TMJ4 for 39 years.

Everyone is welcome to attend this event. No reservations are necessary.

WHERE:
Martin Luther King Library
310 W. Locust St

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 12
6:00PM to 7:00PM

Black History Month: Frederick Douglass

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"I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong." - Frederick Douglass.

The above quote is striking, is it not? But like many great sound bite quotes, it says so much more in context. This comes from a lecture that Douglass gave in 1855 to the Ladies of the Rochester Anti-Slavery Sewing Society:

My point here is, first, the Constitution is, according to its reading, an anti-slavery document; and, secondly, to dissolve the Union, as a means to abolish slavery, is about as wise as it would be to burn up this city, in order to get the thieves out of it. But again, we hear the motto, 'no union with slave-holders;' and I answer it, as the noble champion of liberty, N. P. Rogers, answered it with a more sensible motto, namely--'No union with slave-holding.' I would unite with anybody to do right; and with nobody to do wrong.

Frederick Douglass is one of those historical figures we all remember from school. The striking figure he posed with his handsome features and his mane of salt-and-pepper hair leaves quite the impression. But the real worth of this man came from his mind, his tongue, and his pen. For another taste of this man's amazing way with words, here is an excerpt from his more famous speech know as 'What to the slave is the 4th of July?':

Fellow citizens; above your national, tumultuous joy, I hear the mournful wail of millions! Whose chains, heavy and grievous yesterday, are, today, rendered more intolerable by the jubilee shouts that reach them. If I do forget, if I do not faithfully remember those bleeding children of sorrow this day, "may my right hand forget her cunning, and may my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth!" To forget them, to pass lightly over their wrongs, and to chime in with the popular theme, would be treason most scandalous and shocking, and would make me a reproach before God and the world. My subject, then, fellow-citizens, is AMERICAN SLAVERY. I shall see, this day, and its popular characteristics, from the slave's point of view. Standing, there, identified with the American bondman, making his wrongs mine, I do not hesitate to declare, with all my soul, that the character and conduct of this nation never looked blacker to me than on this 4th of July!

Douglass was a pioneer of civil rights, speaking and writing not just for abolition but also for universal suffrage and the desegregation of schools. A brilliant and eloquent orator, writer, and statesman, there is no way a brief blog entry can possibly do justice in explaining the greatness of such a man. I instead merely implore you to take a look at both his own writings and any of the various books about the man in our collection.

This entry is part of our coverage of Black History Month 2014.

Meet Sue Monk Kidd @ Centennial Hall

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Sue Monk Kidd (C) Roland Scarpa.jpgSue Monk Kidd is the award-winning and bestselling author of the novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair. Her newest novel, The Invention of Wings, is about two unforgettable women, a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at one of the most devastating wounds in American history, through characters whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.

Books will be available for sale. A book signing follows the event sponsored by Boswell Book Company.

Date: Monday, February 10th, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
Location: Centennial Hall 733 N Eighth St.

Created Equal Film Series

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POSTER.jpgJoin the Milwaukee Public Library and America's Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) for films and discussions on the past, present and future of civil rights in America. The Created Equal series uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America's civil rights history.

The series, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, consists of four documentaries: "The Abolitionists," "Slavery by Another Name," "The Loving Story," and "Freedom Riders," which chronicle the civil rights struggle from Revolutionary times to Martin Luther King Jr.

Join us Tuesday, February 11th at the Martin Luther King Library for the first film screening and discussion on The Loving Story facilitated by Dr. Fran Kaplan of ABHM.

The Created Equal film series is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative and in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

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