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The heartbreaking stories behind these "information wanted" ads

Published Feb. 15, 2019

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn the heartbreaking story behind ads like these.


The meaning behind "40 acres and a mule"

Published Feb. 4, 2019

Most people have heard the term "40 Acres and a mule," but many don't know it by its official name, Special Field Orders No. 15. These were military orders issued during the American Civil War, on January 16, 1865, by General William Tecumseh Sherman, commander of the Military Division of the United States Army.


Assassinated on this day, Abraham Lincoln made his impression on MKE

Published April 14, 2015

It was called the "saddest week in Milwaukee's history." 150 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. As one early history of Milwaukee records, "The city was hushed in grief. Silently and sorrowfully the buildings, many of them still gaily flaunting the joyous decorations of the week before, were clad in the habiliments of woe." Many of those Milwaukeeans were doubtlessly remembering Lincoln's visit to the city, just six years earlier.


Real kids review "Real Pirates"

Published Jan. 22, 2013

In mid-December, Bobby Tanzilo wrote a great preview piece about "Real Pirates," the current temporary exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum. I returned yesterday with three kids in tow to get their perspective.

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