Black History Archives

Sixty-five years ago this week, Rosa Parks stood up for civil rights by sitting down

December 3, 2020

Sixty-five years ago on December 1, 42-year-old Rosa Parks boarded a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, to head home after working at her job as a seamstress. At the time, public buses in the city were segregated per city law, and the first 10 seats were permanently reserved for white passengers. A diagram at the National… [Read More]

War Memorial Center unveils new exhibit honoring African American Veterans

February 6, 2020

On Monday, February 3, 2020, The War Memorial Center unveiled their much-anticipated exhibit on African American contributions to the U.S. military, just in time for Black History Month at the War Memorial Center, 750 N Lincoln Memorial Dr. The mural, which is located on the third floor of the center, documents African American participation in… [Read More]

Remembering the 1958 assassination attempt on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

September 26, 2019

“Is this Martin Luther King?” That is the question that Izola Ware Curry asked Martin Luther King, Jr., at a Sept 20, 1958 book signing in Harlem. The 42-yearold Curry had a distinctive Southern accent and was neatly dressed in a suit with matching jewelry and sequined cat’s-eye glasses. King was signing copies of his… [Read More]

Reflecting on firm roots in Black History

February 7, 2019

This Black History Month lands on the cusp of Hupy and Abraham’s 50th anniversary. This event allows for a moment to reflect on important black history is to this country, state and the city of Milwaukee. Hupy and Abraham, S.C., the law firm, has existed with this name since 2006, but the roots of this… [Read More]

Youth to demonstrate knowledge at the 2013 Black Knowledge Bowl

March 27, 2013

Teams of high school aged young people will be offered the chance to show off their knowledge of Black History at the 5th Annual Black Knowledge Bowl. The annual event will be held Friday, March 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Manpower Group headquarters at 100 Manpower Place in Downtown Milwaukee. Twenty-two… [Read More]