Lake Effect

Project Milwaukee
2:24 pm
Mon June 15, 2009

Legacy Bank Fills a Need

Margaret Henningsen is the Founder and Executive Vice President of Legacy Bank, located on Fond du Lac Avenue in Milwaukee. It was chartered 10 years ago next month. She explains why creating opportunities for entrepreneurship and homeownership in the African American community has been of primary importance to her.

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Project Milwaukee
2:21 pm
Mon June 15, 2009

So-Called 'White Flight'

Amanda Seligman is a professor of history and the director of the Urban Studies program at UWM. She tells Stephanie Lecci how the concept of so-called “white flight” is often over-simplified.

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Project Milwaukee
12:41 pm
Mon June 15, 2009

Selma of the North: Milwaukee's Civil Rights Movement & Fr. James Groppi

Margaret "Peggy" Rozga, widow of the late civil rights leader James Groppi, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Patrick Jones discuss Milwaukee's place in civil rights history.

Margaret “Peggy” Rozga is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. She was married to the late civil rights leader James Groppi from the time he left the priesthood in 1976 until his death in 1985. Patrick Jones is Assistant Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and author of The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee, published by Harvard University Press. Margaret Rozga continues to be involved in issues of social inequity; she's also published a collection of poems about the fight for open housing.

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Project Milwaukee
12:37 pm
Fri June 12, 2009

Reporter's Notebook: Covering Milwaukee's Civil Rights Movement

Frank Aukofer is the retired Washington Bureau chief of The Milwaukee Journal and its successor, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He is also the author of the book City with a Chance, which chronicled his experiences as a civil rights reporter in Milwaukee; it was first published in 1968. His memoir, Never a Slow Day: Adventures of a 20th Century Newspaper Reporter, was recently published by Marquette University Press. He spoke with Stephanie Lecci on the phone from Seattle.

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Project Milwaukee
12:24 pm
Thu June 11, 2009

Historical Overview of Early Milwaukee Race Relations

Milwaukee-born writer and historian John Gurda is a Lake Effect contributor. He’s been studying the history of Milwaukee since 1972, and has authored 18 books, including The Making of Milwaukee. He gives Mitch Teich a brief overview of race relations in Milwaukee from the early 19th century through the 1950s.

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