Wisconsin celebrates 50 years of black freedom, 1915
Fifty years of freedom: report of committee representing state of Wisconsin at the celebration of the half-century anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Chicago, Aug. 22-Sept. 16, 1915
In the summer of 1915, the nation held a "Semi-Centennial Celebration of Negro Freedom" in Chicago, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Wisconsin mounted an exhibition there, and sent 100 African-American children to attend. This booklet describes the exhibition, Wisconsin's participation in it, and (on pages 17-20) gives useful statistics on achievements by African-Americans in Wisconsin in the U.S. between 1863 and 1913. This copy of the pamphlet was digitized and is hosted by the Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum in Milwaukee.