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Freedom School Class

Date: 1964
Description: A group of African American students participating in a Freedom School class outdoors during Freedom Summer. The class, which was held on Tougaloo College...
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Father James Groppi at NAACP March

Date: 1968
Description: Father James Groppi (1931-) and social activists at NAACP March, marching east up Wisconsin Avenue.
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Boxers Posing with their Coach

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Description: Six fighters in pugilistic poses, in the boxing ring with their coach. The Milwaukee Urban League provided community activities, like boxing, for children...
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Hank Aaron at Bat

Date: April 01 1955
Description: Henry "Hank" Aaron at bat during a Milwaukee Braves pre-season game.
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Parishioners Outside New Fellowship Church of God

Date: 1939
Description: Parishioners gather at the entrance outside New Fellowship Church of God In Christ at North Eighth Street.
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Henry Mathews

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Description: Portrait of Henry Mathews, 1866-1941, an early African American resident, holding the tools of his trade in front of a painted backdrop. He was a stone mas...
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Charles Green

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Description: Charles Green, the last survivor of the African American colony at Pleasant Ridge (near Lancaster, WI) looks out over the community graveyard.
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Bert Williams

Date: 1921
Description: White Studio portrait of vaudevillian Bert Williams.
Poster

Testing the First Reaping Machine

Date: 1883
Description: Advertising lithograph depicting the first public demonstration of a mechanical reaper by Cyrus Hall McCormick at Steeles Tavern, Virginia, in 1831. The sc...
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Crucible Steel Casting Company

Date: 1946
Description: Workers chipping imperfections from a rough casting.
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Bronzeville All-Star Bowling Team

Date: June 1946
Description: In the Money: The Bronzeville All-Star Bowling Team which finished in the money in the recent Wisconsin state CIO-sponsored bowling tournament.
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Bronzeville Bombers Bowling Team

Date: April 05 1947
Description: Bronzeville Bombers just after coming through with a score of 2690, putting them in tenth place in the state CIO tournament on April 5. The five men are a...
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Isaiah Pyant Bowling

Date: 1946
Description: Isaiah Pyant bowling.
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Isaiah Pyant Family Dinner

Date: 1946
Description: Isaiah Pyant family eating dinner.
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George L.P. Weaver

Date: December 05 1947
Description: George Weaver, secretary of the national CIO Committee to Abolish Discrimination, appearing at the Wisconsin State CIO convention.
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Children and Adults Participating in Milwaukee Labor Day Parade

Date: September 03 1945
Description: The 6th Ward Contingent represented a community on the march. Black men, women and children from the CIO and AF of L, from small business, brought a messa...
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Bernice Robinson

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Description: Bernice Robinson with students at first citizenship school at Johns Island.
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Peter D. Thomas

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Description: Seated portrait of Peter D. Thomas (1847-1925) of Racine. Thomas was an escaped slave who joined the 15th Wisconsin Regiment during its service in Tennesse...
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Packinghouse Workers Strike Kitchen

Date: March 22 1948
Description: Strike kitchen of Local 50, United Packinghouse Workers of America (Plankinton Packing Company). Left to right: Al Herold (chef), Ernie Bernie, Jimmy Glov...
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Myles Horton

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Description: Seated group observes Myles Horton making notes.

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