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January 14, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Event
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
(262) 532-8920
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African American History in Wisconsin with Clayborn Benson

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Co-sponsored by Pauline Haass Public Library, Oconomowoc Public Library, and Menomonee Falls Public Library. Historian Clayborn Benson will give a presentation via Zoom on Wisconsin's African American History from the 1650s-1970s, covering the impact African Americans had on Wisconsin's inception as a state, contributions made to the nation's Civil Rights struggle, and how Wisconsin laws and policies shaped life for African Americans with an emphasis on voting rights, economic independence, and quality housing. Clayborn Benson is the founding Executive Director of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society/Museum in Milwaukee. Benson was an award-winning photojournalist at TODAY'S TMJ4 for 39 years and also produced the documentary Black Communities. Registration is required for this program and opens December 14. Attendees will need an email and Zoom account to view this event. The password and link to join will be emailed the afternoon of the program.