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“Living for the City: The Black Middle Class in Milwaukee” — Community Forum

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Graphic with text: Living for the City: The Black Middle Class in MilwaukeeA community forum in conjunction with the “Living for the City: The Black Middle Class in Milwaukee” oral history project will be held in the Fourth Floor Conference Center of the UWM Golda Meir Library on Wednesday, April 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This project is a joint effort between Marquette University’s Center for Urban Research, Teaching, and Outreach and UWM.

Join the project coordinators as they discuss the Black middle class in Milwaukee. Typically the narrative surrounding Black Milwaukee is one of poverty, struggle, crime, but there are many Black residents who have achieved success and stability in Milwaukee. This is an opportunity to discuss whether you view yourself as middle class and for the team to share their research.

“The Living for the City” project consists of over 70 interviews that are archived at the UWM Libraries. Watch some of the interviews at https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/lfc/search.

A traveling exhibition featuring the project will be on view in the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons, located in the Golda Meir Library, from Monday, April 8 through Thursday, April 18.