Milwaukee Event Calendar
"Milwaukee's Bronzeville" Lecture At The Lighthouse
Nov. 14, 2018 7:00 p.m. - Nov. 14, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
SUMMARY: Presenter and author, Paul H. Geenen will talk about this thriving residential, business and entertainment community, 1900-1950. Admission: $10 | Seniors/Students with IDs: $5 | Members: FREE
With the migration of African American sharecroppers to northern cities in the first half of the 20th Century, the African American population of Milwaukee grew from fewer than 1,000 in 1900 to nearly 22,000 in 1950. Most settled around a 12-block area along Walnut Street that came to be known as Milwaukee’s Bronzeville, a thriving residential, business, and entertainment community. ABOUT PAUL H. GEENEN Paul H. Geenen is an entrepreneur, a community activist, an author and a grandfather of eight. He is the author of Milwaukee’s Bronzeville: 1900 – 1950, Schusters and Gimbels: Milwaukee’s Beloved Department Stores, Sherman Park: A Legacy of Diversity in Milwaukee and Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee: South Side Struggles in the ‘60s and ‘70s. He volunteers with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and with OFA (Organizing For Action), an organization that works on progressive causes.North Point Lighthouse