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January 2020
FREE

King Fest

01/20/2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WI Black Historical Society, 2620 West Center Street
Milwaukee, WI 53206 United States
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Monday January 20, 2020 19th Annual “King Fest” Celebration Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 91st Birthday Recognition 12pm-5:00pm Sponsored and hosted by: Janette Herrera Honorable, Congresswoman Moore, 4th Congressional District Milwaukee, Wisconsin Provide the Welcome Remarks *Vendors*Video*Reflection NBC News in Atlanta 11 Months before his assassination 1967 + Reflection on 2020 Anniversary of 400+ Years & Blacks are still Bootless!!! *Drumming*Spoken Word*Songs *Praise Dancers, Vendors, & Scholarship Presentations Local/National Keynote Speakers Ramel (Kweku Akyirefi) Smith, PhD Author, Activist, Psychologists, & Also,…

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Brown Bag Lunch Session- Wisconsin’s African American History

01/23/2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WI Black Historical Society, 2620 West Center Street
Milwaukee, WI 53206 United States
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This Brown Bag Lunch session will be Free because of MKE Museum Week. Please bring a lunch or there will be food available for purchase.

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February 2020
FREE

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School Movie viewing and Talk Back

02/04/2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
WI Black Historical Society, 2620 West Center Street
Milwaukee, WI 53206 United States
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FREE

Urban Heroes Urban Wood Art Exhibition Opening and Reception

02/07/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WI Black Historical Society, 2620 West Center Street
Milwaukee, WI 53206 United States
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Milwaukee County Board Black History Program

02/13/2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WI Black Historical Society, 2620 West Center Street
Milwaukee, WI 53206 United States
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Paint and Sip!!

02/14/2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WI Black Historical Society, 2620 West Center Street
Milwaukee, WI 53206 United States
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FREE

FREE TOUR!!

02/15/2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WI Black Historical Society, 2620 West Center Street
Milwaukee, WI 53206 United States
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Free tour! If you've been planning to taking a tour, please join us Saturday, February 15th! Tour starts at 10am.

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December 2020

KWANZAA 2020

12/26/2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WI Black Historical Society, 2620 West Center Street
Milwaukee, WI 53206 United States
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February 2021
$5.00

BLACK HISTORY MONTH-GENEALOGY WORKSHOP with Robin R. Foster

02/13/2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

“Researching Through Time Periods to Find Your African American Ancestor”  Learn to incorporate the historical periods that our families lived through. In studying the historical periods, you will find laws were created. Where there are laws created you can find people documented. The historical periods that I focus on are the following: Jim Crow, Black Reconstruction, Enslavement and Freedmen, Free People of Color, and African or Black Maroons. Taking these historical periods in conjunction with oral history, and regular genealogical…

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$4.00

“BLACK HISTORY: THE LEGACY OF SLAVERY AND FREEDOM IN WISCONSIN.”

02/21/2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Come explore the rich African American history of southwest Wisconsin. This panel is a collaboration between the Wisconsin Black Historical Society/Museum and the Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums of Platteville. Panelists will explain ways bold Americans like America Jenkins, Paul Jones, and Rachel endured illegal enslavement in Wisconsin and reinvented themselves as free Wisconsinites. Learn how the Shepard, Greene, and Grimes families built Pleasant Ridge in 1850, a free black community west of Lancaster. Consider why their legacy reverberates across…

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