2024 Milwaukee Juneteenth Gospel Festival

Milwaukee Juneteenth Gospel

It’s going to be a day of faith, freedom and fellowship! There will be food and product vendors, resource information, health screening, face painting, balloon twisters, astounding sounds from Milwaukee’s best gospel groups and choirs featuring W.C. Calloway Jr. and Milwaukee Mass Juneteenth Edition Choir. Don’t miss it!

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Milwaukee’s World-Renowned Juneteenth Day Celebration

Milwaukee Juneteenth 2024

Since 1971, Juneteenth in Milwaukee has grown larger each year and the community doesn’t hold anything back. Milwaukee’s celebration is one of the largest and oldest in the country. Enjoy several blocks of fun with over 170,000 participants. Celebrate with food, speakers, live music, and, of course, one of the largest Juneteenth parades in the country. 

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History of Black Milwaukee Presented by John Gurda

ABHM is excited to announce that John Gurda will be presenting some of this expansive history that he has researched over the course of his career at the museum. There have been Black Milwaukeeans for as long as there’s been a Milwaukee. African Americans were present when the future metropolis was just a fur-trading post, and they grew with the city during its rise as a hotbed of abolitionist activity, an industrial powerhouse, and a haven for immigrants. The group’s numbers soared during the Great Migration of the twentieth century, and Black Milwaukeeans are the city’s largest single cultural group today. Unfolding over nearly two centuries, their story is an inspiring chronicle of struggle, resilience, and pride.

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Exhibit — Living for the City: The Black Middle Class in Milwaukee

Exhibit — Living for the City: The Black Middle Class in Milwaukee

A traveling exhibition in conjunction with the “Living for the City: The Black Middle Class in Milwaukee” oral history project, which challenges and complicates existing narratives about Black Milwaukee mired in narrow assertions of poverty, segregation, incarceration, and educational underachievement. These are not the only stories to tell about Black Milwaukee. Research confirms that Milwaukee’s…

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Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit: Milwaukee

Blakc Men in White Coats

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) and the Medical College of Wisconsin, along with our community partners, invite those interested in maximizing the state’s health workforce and advancing health equity in Wisconsin to join them in a unique event designed to provide underrepresented minority youth with exposure to the medical field. All students 6th…

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