By Nancy Ketchman, Development Consultant, Dr. James Cameron Legacy Foundation A personal challenge grant issued last winter by philanthropist and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele helped to raise more than $477,000 for America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) at 401 W. North Avenue in Milwaukee’s Bronzeville African American Cultural and Entertainment District. At the campaign launch,…

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Dr. James Cameron, who survived a lynching as a teenager in 1930, founded America’s Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1988. He dedicated his entire life to helping America realize its promise of liberty and justice for all. An early civil rights activist, he fought racial segregation in 1940s Indiana.

After moving to Milwaukee, Cameron published a memoir about his lynching and coming of age during the Jim Crow era. He traveled the country educating audiences at high schools, colleges, and other venues about the Black Holocaust as an integral part of US history, seen through the lens of these personal experiences.

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A Milwaukee man treasures his visit to the earliest (1988) version of ABHM, his talk with founder James Cameron, and the book signed by Cameron to him with love.

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