Wisconsin Black Historical Society Archives

‘Asase Ye Duru: Honoring African American Environmental Pioneers’

March 19, 2020

On Monday, February 17, 2020, Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum hosted a Black History Month celebration honoring local African American Environmental Pioneers at the museum, 2620 W. Center St. The event was called “Asase Ye Duru,” which is an African saying for “The Earth Has Weight,” and is a symbol of providence and the… [Read More]

Wisconsin Black Historical Museum hosts 19th Annual ‘King Fest’

January 23, 2020

On Monday, January 20, 2020, the Wisconsin Black Historical Museum hosted the 19th Annual “King Fest” which celebrated Dr. King’s 91st birthday. This year’s them was “Remembrance, Resistance, and Reparations,” and was hosted by Sister Janette Herrera at the Wisconsin Black Historical Museum, 2620 W. Center Street. The celebration featured speakers like Congresswoman Gwen Moore,… [Read More]

Wisconsin Black Historical Museum hosts 18th Annual King Fest Celebration

January 24, 2019

On Monday, January 21, 2019, the Wisconsin Black Historical Museum hosted the 18th Annual King Fest Celebration at the Museum, 2620 W. Center St. The event included vendors, video presentations, drumming performances, spoken word poetry, songs and praise dances. There were also a number of guest speakers, including 6th District Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs; and… [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]