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Grass roots dynamo Cassie Downer dies

February 24, 2022

During Black history month, attention is focused on famous national Black luminaries like W.E.B Dubois, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Malcom X and Shirley Chisolm. Often overlooked are local grass roots leaders who were the foot soldiers in the movement for racial justice and equality. Recently, one of Milwaukee’s own, Cassie B. Downer, a fearless… [Read More]