Mildred Harpole Archives

Bader Philanthropies honor legacy of Reuben and the late Mildred Harpole with new building dedication

October 14, 2021

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, Bader Philanthropies, Inc., leaders and supporters gathered to celebrate the grand opening of its new Harambee neighborhood building at 3338 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive. The development, which houses a jazz café called Sam’s Place, and Shalem Healing Inc., a health and wellness service, has been named the… [Read More]

Klassik and Kingsbury honored as the ‘2021 Mildred L. Harpole Artists of the Year’

April 22, 2021

Klassik (Kellen Abston) and Anne Kingsbury are the 2021 Mildred L. Harpole Artists of the Year. Recipients each receive a $1,500 cash award. The Artist of the Year program was inaugurated in 1995 by Wayne Frank, then common council member and Milwaukee Arts Board (MAB) Chair. Artist of the Year became Artists of the Year… [Read More]

North Central Service Club 2019 Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon

November 14, 2019

On Sunday, November 10, 2019, the North Central Service Club, Inc. (NCSC) hosted their Annual Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee North, 8900 North Kildeer Court. The luncheon featured a silent auction and a fashion show, which showcased fashions provided by Gg Collections Boutique, 5201 West North Ave. and… [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]

Community activist and leader Mildred Harpole passes

October 31, 2019

On Thursday October 24, 2019, Mildred L. Harpole (nee Cowan) passed away in the hospital with her husband of sixty years, Reuben K. Harpole, Jr., lovingly by her side. Mildred was born and raised in Cleveland, OH; however, she attended St. Frances Academy’s boarding school in Baltimore, MD for a few years for grade school…. [Read More]