A task force seeks to improve life for Wisconsin's Hispanic community, 1971

Report to the Governor: Governor's Investigating Committee on Problems of Wisconsin's Spanish Speaking Communities


In the late 1960s, the state government began evaluating the needs and services available to minorities in Wisconsin, concluding, largely, that the state failed to provide proper funding and program coordination. In 1971, a special task force was created by Governor Lucey to investigate Wisconsin's Hispanic population, primarily in the Milwaukee area, and to make recommendations for state action. Their report, released in June of 1971, contains a list of recommendations for specific community issues, including education, housing, health services, and employment. The task force's recommendations were based on a report, part III of this document, that members of the Hispanic community prepared themselves on the problems they faced living in Wisconsin.


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Creator: Governor's Investigating Committee on Problems of Wisconsin's Spanish Speaking Communities
Pub Data: Madison, Wis.: Governor's Investigating Committee on Problems of Wisconsin's Spanish Speaking Communities, 1971. (WI GO SPN. 1:1971)
Citation: "Report to the Governor: Governor's Investigating Committee on Problems of Wisconsin's Spanish Speaking Communities." (Madison, Wis.: Governor's Investigating Committee on Problems of Wisconsin's Spanish Speaking Communities, 1971); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1262; Visited on: 9/22/2014
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