Black History Month Archives

Jeannie Holliday returns to Milwaukee for Black History Month concert

April 8, 2021

On Friday, February 5, 2021, Jeannie Holliday (right) performed in Milwaukee at a special Black History Month concert at On The Bayou Restaurant. Jeannie, a Chicago native who has traveled the world, loves performing in Milwaukee and considers it home, as she has family here and as we have “the most sincere audiences in the… [Read More]

Wisconsin Women of Color in Politics

March 4, 2021

Women of color have shaped Wisconsin history whether it be in politics, religion, business, arts, or science. To celebrate Women’s History Month we look at some of the women who have made our community great. This week we take a look at women who made political history. Marcia Coggs Marcia P. Coggs is the matriarch… [Read More]

Wisconsin Women of Color in Religion

March 4, 2021

Women of color have shaped Wisconsin history whether it be in politics, religion, business, arts, or science. To celebrate Women’s History Month we look at some of the women who have made our community great. This week we take a look at women who have changed the face in religion. Dr. Sudie E. Tatum Sudie… [Read More]

Honoring Black History Week 3: The History of Black Doctors

February 18, 2021

Though Black Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, they represent only 5 percent of physicians. Despite this imbalance, Milwaukee is lucky to have a rich history of Black doctors who have been vital to our community. They have fought to eliminate health disparities in the medical community and even have fought for… [Read More]

UW-Milwaukee’s African Diaspora Council celebrates retiring members

February 18, 2021

During Black History Month, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic did not stop the African Diaspora Council from celebrating its retiring members. While the platform changed from a face-to-face to a virtual event, held Wednesday, February 10, 2021, we were still able to honor the professional milestones of our retiring African Diaspora faculty, staff and administrators. The… [Read More]

For this Black History Month we must remember, the fight is not yet over

February 18, 2021

By Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI 4th District) This Black History Month is far different than any in my lifetime. The road so many traveled to get us where we are today was not easy, and last month, we saw just how much farther we have to go and how difficult the road ahead will be…. [Read More]

Herzing University celebrates Black History every day

February 18, 2021

By Terri Howard AVP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Herzing University Herzing University believes that if you want to improve access to quality healthcare for all communities, you need to change the face of who works in healthcare to more closely represent the communities they serve. That statement is deep. There’s a lot of… [Read More]

Milwaukee’s African American Trailblazers (Week 1)

February 11, 2021

This month, in honor of Black History Month, I will be highlighting several African- American trailblazers. These leaders, past and present, were and continue to be strong members of our community. Their work is an example of the history that we turn to as inspiration during Black History Month. This list this month is not… [Read More]

Honoring Black History Week 1 – Celebrating Our Historic Black Churches

February 4, 2021

The term “Black church” is used to describe Protestant churches that have predominately Black congregations. More broadly, the Black church is both a specific religious culture and a socio-religious force that has shaped protest movements, such as the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Origins of the Black Church The Black church in… [Read More]

MICAH to host virtual Black History Celebration

February 4, 2021

On Thursday, February 11, 2021, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. MICAH “We Rise” will offer a lively virtual version of its annual Black History Celebration. Honoring the past by celebrating the present, this year’s theme is “Building a Healthy Community,” and will feature Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Aronica Williams as the… [Read More]