in Wisconsin History
Documents relating to the Cold War in Milwaukee schools
The Cold War in the Schools
For children raised in the 1950s and 1960s, the Cold War was more than an ideological or political debate but was a part of daily life. Children saw signs marking the evacuation route from the city, heard tests of the emergency broadcast and siren systems, and practiced duck and cover drills in schools. School administrators held lengthy discussions about the quality of education children received in Milwaukee schools as the United States fought to stay ahead of the Russians. This site explores the ways that the Cold War intersected with the lives of Milwaukee children.
World Wars and Conflicts|
McCarthyism, Korea and the Cold War
|Pub Data:||Children in Urban America Project|
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