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Ezekiel Gillespie

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Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Ezekiel Gillespie. Gillespie was born in 1818 and died March 31, 1892. In 1866, Milwaukee's Ezekiel Gillespie successfully s...
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Ezekiel Gillespie

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Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Ezekiel Gillespie.
Photograph

Ezekiel Gillespie

Date: 1850
Description: Black and white copy print of a daguerreotype portrait of Ezekiel Gillespie.
Historical Essay

Gillespie, Ezekiel (1818-1892)

Black Voting Rights Activist
Biography of Ezekiel Gillespie who was active in Milwaukee's small Black community, especially on voting rights issues.
Feature Story

Ezekiel Gillespie

Celebrating Wisconsin Visionaries, Changemakers, and Storytellers
Ezekiel Gillespie, Celebrating Wisconsin Visionaries, Changemakers, and Storytellers
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James Johnson

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Description: Text on negative sleeve reads: "'James Johnson, better known as Uncle Jimmie,' charter member and first and only sexton to 1893 of St. Mark's AME Church, M...
Historical Essay

Paines in the Neck for Powers-That-Be

Two Lawyers Spur Abolitionist Reform and Universal Voting Rights
Learn how Byron Paine and Halbert E. Paine used the power of law for radical abolitionist reform in mid-19th century Wisconsin.
Historical Essay

Paine, Byron, 1827-1871

Civil Rights Law
Learn about the Milwaukee based lawyer who won two of Wisconsin's most important civil rights cases and was on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
General Information

10 things you might not know about Wisconsin's African American history

Learn more about African American history in Wisconsin
Historical Essay

Elections in Wisconsin

Brief history of elections in Wisconsin.

Political History in Wisconsin

The Badger State has a rich, ever-evolving political history.
The Badger State has a rich, ever-evolving political history.
Feature Story

175 Campaign

Celebrating 175 years of the Wisconsin Visionaries, Changemakers, and Storytellers with the Wisconsin Historical Society
Celebrating 175 years of the Wisconsin Visionaries, Changemakers, and Storytellers with the Wisconsin Historical Society
Historical Essay

Desegregation and Civil Rights in Wisconsin

Housing and Racism
Discover the history of the struggle for Civil Rights in Wisconsin
Historical Essay

Black History in Wisconsin

Read about Black history in Wisconsin. There are many links to original documents, pictures, eyewitness accounts, and other primary sources.

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