Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
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Milwaukee County Board Honors Local Social Justice Advocate in Observance of Black History Month

Board Set to Present Lauri Wynn with Citation

By - Feb 6th, 2013 05:02 pm

Milwaukee – In observance of Black History Month and in recognition of Milwaukee County’s diverse constituencies, Milwaukee County Board Supervisors Willie Johnson, Jr., Michael Mayo Sr., Russell W. Stamper II and David Bowen plan to honor local community leader Lauri Wynn at the meeting of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2013.

A former Milwaukee public school teacher and first African-American to hold the position of head of the Milwaukee Teachers Union, Wynn is a nationally known speaker on education issues. A strong advocate for civil rights and social justice, Wynn was featured in the documentary, “Milwaukee Freedom Fighters.”

“Mrs. Wynn embodies the spirit of public service, the heart of the African-American community and the betterment of our society overall,” said Supervisor Johnson.

The February 7 meeting of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will also feature an invocation by Bishop C.H. McClelland and a performance of the African-American National Anthem.

Additionally, throughout Black History Month, the Board’s reception area will feature the “Early Milwaukee African American History” display on loan from the Milwaukee Public Museum.

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