Spring for­ward into a month packed with pa­rades, plays and more.

The Jewish Mu­seum Mil­wau­kee ex­plores the in­ter­sec­tion of art and so­cial jus­tice.

Milwaukee Magazine - - Content - jew­ish­mu­se­um­mil­wau­kee.org. – LEAH HAR­RIS

IN 1967, THE FIGHT for civil rights tore through the city. This year, Mil­wau­kee com­mem­o­rates the 50th an­niver­sary of

200 con­sec­u­tive nights (con­tin­u­ing into 1968) of march­ing for fair hous­ing.

On Mar. 11, the Jewish Mu­seum Mil­wau­kee is invit­ing you to board a bus bound for his­toric Mil­wau­kee civil rights sites in pre­dom­i­nantly African Amer­i­can and Jewish com­mu­ni­ties, such as Sher­man Park. Do­minic Inouye, the founder of ZIP MKE, will share sto­ries about lo­cal land­marks, in­clud­ing stat­ues of Golda Meir, Mar­tin Luther King Jr. and Ma­hatma Gandhi. The tour will come full cir­cle when the bus crosses the James E. Groppi Unity Bridge on 16th Street – protesters orig­i­nally gath­ered on the bridge to march to Kosciuszko Park on the mostly white South Side.

From bail­ing protesters out of jail and pro­vid­ing food for the NAACP Youth Coun­cil in the 1960s to the bus tour to­day, Jewish ac­tivists in Mil­wau­kee have long sup­ported the fight for equal­ity. “The Jewish Mu­seum is con­tin­u­ing this legacy of be­ing an ally in the fight for so­cial jus­tice,” Inouye says.

To regis­ter for the civil rights bus tour ($10 for mem­bers, $15 for non­mem­bers) visit

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