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Yesterday’s Milwaukee: The Rise and Fall of Bronzeville
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

The Rise and Fall of Bronzeville

At its peak in the 1930s to 1950s, it had quite a history.

50 Years After The Marches: A Legacy of Activism
50 Years After The Marches

A Legacy of Activism

Open housing marcher passes spirit of activism to daughter Ald. Chantia Lewis.

50 Years After the Marches: Still Fighting for Equality
50 Years After the Marches

Still Fighting for Equality

A new generation of black leaders faces economic, educational inequities.

50 Years After the Marches: I Was a Teenage Protester
50 Years After the Marches

I Was a Teenage Protester

Claudette Harris was arrested at age 14 for protesting segregation at Eagle’s Club.

50 Years After the Marches: “We Fought Just As Hard”
50 Years After the Marches

“We Fought Just As Hard”

The role of women in the Milwaukee’s open housing marches of the 1960s.

50 Years After the Marches: The Education of Prentice McKinney
50 Years After the Marches

The Education of Prentice McKinney

How a teenaged-boy joined the march for open housing.

50 Years After the Marches: White Landlords Wouldn’t Rent to Us
50 Years After the Marches

White Landlords Wouldn’t Rent to Us

Lyneria McGhee remembers why her family got involved in open housing marches.

50 Years After the Marches: Residential Segregation Still A Problem
50 Years After the Marches

Residential Segregation Still A Problem

Other than Brown Deer and Glendale, suburbs are overwhelmingly white.

50 Years After The Marches: Risking Their Lives for Fair Housing
50 Years After The Marches

Risking Their Lives for Fair Housing

The courageous protests of Fr. Groppi and the NAACP Youth Council.

50 Years After The Marches: White Power in Milwaukee
50 Years After The Marches

White Power in Milwaukee

Open housing marches of 1967 triggered ugly reactions from whites.

50 Years After The Marches: High School Sweethearts Recall Open Housing Struggle
50 Years After The Marches

High School Sweethearts Recall Open Housing Struggle

How Joyce and Ken McGhee persevered against racism.

Bar Exam: Gibraltar Has International Heritage
Bar Exam

Gibraltar Has International Heritage

Now a jazz club, 1895 building on National Ave. long featured the International House.

Mural Honors 50-Year Legacy of UMOS

Mural Honors 50-Year Legacy of UMOS

Artist Raoul Deal and students will create mural celebrating non-profit’s service to Milwaukee Latinos.

House Confidential: Transit Activist’s Modest Bay View Cottage
House Confidential

Transit Activist’s Modest Bay View Cottage

Small is beautiful for Bill Sell, a fervent advocate for transit and bicycle-friendly policies.

House Confidential: Ald. Hamilton Lives In Depressed Area
House Confidential

Ald. Hamilton Lives In Depressed Area

He rose from poverty to become council president. Can he help his neighborhood rise, too?

The State of Politics: Remembering Neil Shively
The State of Politics

Remembering Neil Shively

The longtime Milwaukee Sentinel Capitol bureau chief was a true character, and an inspiration to other journalists.

Corridor of Dreams: The Problem of Foreclosed Homes
Corridor of Dreams

The Problem of Foreclosed Homes

Housing must be improved if a rehabbed 30th Street Corridor is to succeed. Part 4 of a series.

Plotting The Menomonee Valley’s Future

Plotting The Menomonee Valley’s Future

Hundreds gathered to build on the remarkable transformation of the last 15 years.

City People: Gregory Stanford
City People

Gregory Stanford

The longtime newspaper journalist now writes plays and helps run an art gallery.