Documents relating to the integration of Milwaukee Public Schools

Race and Education: The Integration of Milwaukee Public Schools, 1960s-1980s

As the African American population grew after World War II, most of the new arrivals settled in Milwaukee's central city neighborhoods and sent their children to neighborhood schools. This resulted in schools whose student bodies were almost entirely African American, a situation reinforced by the manipulation of school boundary lines by white officials. In the 1950s, many groups, including the Milwaukee Urban League and the NAACP, began to push for the integration of city schools--a fight that dragged on for years. This site, a part of the Children in Urban America project, focuses on the struggle for school integration.

Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
Desegregation and Civil Rights
Creator: Various
Pub Data: Children in Urban America: a digital archive
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