Milwaukee civil rights leader, Lloyd Barbee

Lloyd Barbee at Capitol


Lloyd Barbee was one of the most prominent figures in the Milwaukee civil rights movement during the 1960s. In 1962, Barbee started his own law firm and became involved in the dispute over school segregation. He presided over a number of civil rights organizations including the Madison NAACP and also served in the Wisconsin State Assembly where he introduced the State Fair Housing bill. Barbee was a longtime advocate of total school integration, leading the struggle to desegregate Milwaukee public schools.


Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
Desegregation and Civil Rights
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Pub Data: August 1964. Wisconsin Historical Images.
Citation: Lloyd Barbee at Capitol. August 1964. Wisconsin Historical Images 26539. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=797; Visited on: 9/23/2014
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