Ald. Milele Coggs
Press Release

Quilts on display at City Hall reflect fabric of Black Culture and History


By - Feb 16th, 2024 03:39 pm

In honor of Black History Month, quilt banners by local master quilter Ethel White are now on display in the rotunda of City Hall (200 E. Wells St.).

‘Much of the award-winning art in White’s collection of more than 200 quilts depicts African and African-American culture and history. Her thought-provoking quilt banners will remain on display – hanging inside City Hall from the second floor – throughout the month of February.

The City of Milwaukee website ( and the City Channel (channel 25 on Spectrum Cable, channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse and streaming at is again recognizing influential figures in Milwaukee’s Black history with the 29 Days of Black History campaign. The campaign is now in its eighth year.

The public information and awareness initiative is coordinated this year by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Andrea M. Pratt, Alderman Mark Chambers, Jr., Alderman Lamont Westmoreland, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, and Alderwoman Larresa Taylor.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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