Highway is dedicated to local Milwaukee advocate Jeannetta Simpson-Robinson

September 24, 2020

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Thursday, September 17, 2020, the family of Jeannetta Simpson- Robisnon, local community leaders and residents gathered for the dedication and sign unveiling of the Jeannetta Simpson- Robinson Memorial Highway, the stretch of I-43 between the North Avenue and Keefe/Atkinson Ave. interchanges.

Ms. Simpson-Robinson died on October 9, 2008 at the age of 68. She was well-known as a local community leader and a non-violence activist. She and her mother, Claretta “Mother Freedom” Simpson, founded Career Youth Development (CYD) as an after-school program in their home. The program soon blossomed into a variety of social and educational services for those underserved in our community.

Pictured are(from left) Senator Lena Taylor, Pastor Alex Erdmann, Anisha Walton, Charles Walton, Terence Smith, Elizabeth Coggs, Torre Johnson, and State Representative Kalan Haywood II.