Marcelia Nicholson Archives

Milwaukee County declares Juneteenth Day an official holiday

June 18, 2020

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley and County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson announced on Monday, June 15, 2020, Executive Order #20-15, which makes Juneteenth Day an official holiday in Milwaukee County. “Beginning this year, Milwaukee County will officially recognize this important day in American history,” said Crowley, the first African American elected to the office, in… [Read More]

Milwaukee honors the legacy of the late Mildred Harpole

November 7, 2019

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum hosted a special memorial celebration/repast honoring the life and works of Mildred Harpole (inset) at the Museum on 2620 W. Center St. Many community organizations, religious leaders, politicians, and close friends came out to share their stories and give tributes about one of… [Read More]