KENOSHA — “Crossing the Line: The Milwaukee Fair Housing Marches of 1967-1968” will be on exhibit Jan. 10-30 at the Kenosha History Center, 220 51st Place.
How do citizens work for change when faced with injustice? How can individuals make a difference? What can you do to end segregation today?
The Wisconsin Historical Society is providing a traveling display about Milwaukee’s fair housing movement. It reproduces photographs and documents from the society’s collection in Madison. Its eight panels examine the practices and prejudices that led to segregation in Milwaukee, and chronicle the school desegregation and fair housing movements of the 1960s.
The traveling display has been created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee’s fair housing marches. The Milwaukee County Historical Society, Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and March on Milwaukee 50th Anniversary Coordinating Committee helped develop content for the exhibit.
The Kenosha History Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. There is no admission fee; donations are accepted.