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Oct
10

Crossing the Line: The Milwaukee Fair Housing Marches of 1967-1968 Display

Wednesday, October 10

All Day

Location: Shorewood Public Library

In partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Shorewood Public Library will be hosting the Crossing the Line: The Milwaukee Fair Housing Marches of 1967-1968 display.  The eight panels of Crossing the Line tell the story of Milwaukee's civil rights marches in simple language, with reproductions of 33 historic photographs and documents. The display will be on exhibit from Wednesday, October 10th through Tuesday, October 30th.

ABOUT THE DISPLAY

How do citizens work for change when faced with injustice? How can individuals make a difference? 

The traveling display Crossing the Line: The Milwaukee Fair Housing Marches of 1967-1968 commemorates the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee's civil rights marches by examining the practices and prejudices that led to segregation in Milwaukee and chronicling the school desegregation and fair housing movements of the 1960s. It also asks the question, "What can you do to end segregation today?"

 

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