Author Appearance

Educating Milwaukee

Monday, February 26, 2018


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The Wisconsin Historical Society Speakers Bureau offers an exciting opportunity for our historians, curators and authors to visit your community and share the stories of our great state.

James K. Nelsen, author of Educating Milwaukee: How One City's History of Segregation and Struggle Shaped Its Schools, has a Ph.D. in urban history from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and teaches high school social studies at Golda Meir School in Milwaukee, a public magnet school for college-bound students in grades 3 through 12. At this event, Nelsen will trace the origins of the modern school choice movement, chronicling how competing visions of equity and excellence have played out in our city's schools.


Brookfield Public Library
1900 N Calhoun Rd
Brookfield, WI 53005