Reuben 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 cafĂ© called Sam’s Place, and Shalem Healing Inc., a health and wellness service, has been named the… [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]

Wisconsin Black Historical Society hosts 30th anniversary gala

November 8, 2018

On Saturday, November 3, 2018, the Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a gala in the museum’s historic Bernice Lindsey Hall, 2060 West Center Street. For the last three decades the Museum has had the mission of preserving African American history here in Milwaukee and abroad. Special guests from Milwaukee’s diverse… [Read More]