THE MYSTERY OF BLACK HISTORY
An open discussion of the contributions and struggles of the early African American residents in Wisconsin.
Above are a group of Protesters in the Wisconsin State Capital Rotunda, protesting in favor of Civil Rights for African Americans (photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society). The NAACP on July 31,1961 starts a nonviolent sit-in at the State Capital, hoping to force action on the Fair Housing Bill in the Legislature.
The History of African Americans in Wisconsin is filled with powerful stories of a proud and resilient people who've had to overcome a multitude of emotional, social and political roadblocks. There will be stories and names of people who we may have never had the honor of meeting, but will be proud to have known existed. The presentors will be Dr. Harvey Long,who will speak about Madison's early Black leaders and Michael Edmonds who will share information about African Americans in Wisconsin throughout the Decades! This presents to be a very eye-opening and memorable session!