Jeanetta Simpson-Robinson Archives

Milwaukee’s African American Trailblazers (Week 3)

February 25, 2021

This week, we have two additional trailblazers whom we are honored to celebrate, the late Vel Phillips and Jeannetta Simpson-Robinson. Velvalea Hortense Rodgers “Vel” Phillips February 18, 1923 – April 17, 2018 Vel dedicated her life to building and empowering the African American Community. Her drive, devotion and never-ending commitment to equality were unsurpassed. Active… [Read More]

Highway is dedicated to local Milwaukee advocate Jeannetta Simpson-Robinson

September 24, 2020

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… [Read More]