Ald. Milele Coggs
Press Release

Bronzeville Week celebration set for August 7-14, 2021

 

By - Oct 13th, 2020 05:35 pm

The City of Milwaukee’s annual celebration of African-American culture, history, art, commerce, and entertainment will take place August 7 – 14, 2021 when the 2021 Bronzeville Week is held, hosted by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs.

The 2021 Bronzeville Week, a formal City of Milwaukee-sanctioned event and celebration heading into its 9th full year, was approved today (Tuesday, October 13) by the full Common Council.  Each August since its inception, Bronzeville Week has gained a stronger following in the community to a series of performances and events, and was a mostly virtual event this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alderwoman Coggs said the celebration will again feature the Bronzeville district next August with an emphasis on safely showcasing music, art, history, health and financial resources and culture.

“Bronzeville Week is truly an event emphasizing fun, family, community, all while introducing people of all backgrounds to culture they may not be familiar with. I am so grateful that we have programs like this in our community, and I am once again looking forward to Bronzeville Week 2021 next August,” she said.

Bounded by Garfield Avenue to Center Street, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive to 7th Street, the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District is wholly located in the 6th Aldermanic District.

The Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District is a City of Milwaukee redevelopment initiative inspired by Milwaukee’s original Bronzeville, and it is striving to revitalize the area of Milwaukee where African-American culture has been a mainstay. The Bronzeville Redevelopment Plan seeks to create economic development in a predominantly African-American neighborhood in a way that recaptures the enthusiasm and attractiveness of the original Bronzeville District.

To view recent Bronzeville Week videos, please see the listings below.

Bronzeville 2020 

Paid Partnerships- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAvOLl9BwpQ&t=98s

Lit with Lay- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ4YpWw4jjQ

Looks by Luna- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy3yQWzxoEw

Storytime with Ajamou Butlerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNEDz9tDch0

Meet the Commissioner- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndPfY5IzcVU

MLK after the Unrest- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yubavO6ue2A

Move the Crowd Quarantine Edition- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geV7Q81NEG4

Social Media storytelling- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDNUlodAvM0

Storytime with Ebony Lewishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2xMKiCoacY

Buy the Block- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO5m5nI9s5M

Bronzeville 2019 

Kick off- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khuqzzG_gLE

Culture & arts- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHYw-TZPgdU

Art walk- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rafFWOtQRpg

2019 promo- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3sWgnRin5I&t=2s

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