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News Release

January 11, 2017 - Oh Freedom! Songs of the Civil Rights Movement at the Wisconsin Historical Museum

The Wisconsin Historical Museum will host a musical performance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement.
Historical Essay

Civil Rights Movement in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Civil Rights Movement in Wisconsin.

Building the Movement

Date: 08 1963
Description: John McFerren, a leader of the civil rights movement in Somerville, working on the construction of a new building for the organization.

Rally Held at the State Capital to Call For Passage of the Federal Civil Rights Bill

Date: 04 25 1964
Description: Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, president of the Alabama Movement for Human Rights and a close associate of Rev. Martin Luther King, speaks to a rally of 400 p...
Newspaper Article/Clipping

Underground Newspaper Cover: Berkeley Barb

Date: 07 19 1968
Description: Cover of "Berkeley Barb," an underground newspaper, featuring a photomontage of politically charged images, mostly relating to the Civil Rights movement. C...

James L. Farmer, Jr.

Date: 1963
Description: James L. Farmer, Jr. of CORE, speaking at a national conference of the United Packinghouse Workers of America. James Leonard Farmer, Jr. was a civil rights...

James L. Farmer, Jr.

Description: Portrait of James L. Farmer, Jr. sitting at his desk with a "End Segregation - CORE" poster behind him. James Leonard Farmer, Jr. was a civil rights activi...

Emmett Till Defendant

Date: 09 19 1955
Description: Roy Bryant, one of the two men charged with the murder of Emmett Till who had allegedly whistled at Bryant's wife, Carolyn. She sits at Bryant's right, and...
News Release

February 28, 2019 - Wisconsin Historical Society Placed the Lloyd A. Barbee House on the State Register of Historic Places

For Immediate Release
The Wisconsin Historical Society placed the Lloyd A. Barbee House in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County on the State Register of Historic Places.

Alyene Quin and Clare Nesmith

Date: 07 1965
Description: A man and a woman stand next to each other in front of a home in an image taken by a civil rights volunteer.

"Mrs. Alyene Quin, one of the most courageou...


Free Angela Davis Poster

Date: 02 1971
Description: Poster advocating the liberation of Angela Davis, an American Communist organizer and professor associated with the Black Panther movement. Created by The...

Brando & Groppi

Date: 1975
Description: Actor Marlon Brando (center) and Father James Groppi of Milwaukee arrive at the Alexian Novitiate in Gresham. The building had been seized by members of th...

Two Unidientified Members of PUSH

Date: 1975
Description: Two unidentified men, officers of PUSH (People United to Serve Humanity), sitting and talking together at an event.
Historical Essay

Desegregation and Civil Rights in Wisconsin

Housing and Racism
Discover the history of the struggle for Civil Rights in Wisconsin
News Release

June 17, 2019 - Lloyd A. Barbee House Listed in National Register of Historic Places

For Immediate Release
The Wisconsin Historical Society has announced the listing of the Lloyd A. Barbee House in the National Register of Historic Places.

Demonstrators at a PUSH March

Date: 01 15 1975
Description: Close-up of demonstrators at a PUSH (People United to Serve Humanity) March.
Resource Description

About Our Social Action Collection

See an overview of the Society's Social Action holdings.
Historical Essay

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Rights Movement in Wisconsin

Learn about the LGBT rights movement in Wisconsin. This article also contains links to other articles about the history of the LGBT movement in WI.
Property Record

413 W. Wingra Drive

Community: Madison
County: Dane
Historic Name: Marshall and Eva Colston House
Reference Number: 241090

Paul Cowan

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Paul Cowan as a young man.

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