History Harvest Seeks March on Milwaukee Stories

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March 2018—Did the Milwaukee’s momentous 1967 fair housing marches have an impact on your life or on the life of a loved one? If so, you are invited to stop by Raynor Memorial Libraries on March 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Two “listening posts” will be set up there, where you can share and record your story with a professional archivist and have it added to Marquette’s University Archives. No appointment is necessary.

The goal of this “History Harvest” event is to illuminate the many ways Marquette’s community members were connected to this important chapter of Milwaukee and civil rights history and to preserve their narratives for posterity. It is one of several similar events hosted this winter by Milwaukee’s 200 Nights of Freedom organization.

Stop by March 9 and share your story with us!

Event Details

  • DATE: Friday, March 9, 2018
  • TIME: Anytime between 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites (Raynor Lower Level); 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
  • Light refreshments will be served.

Planning to Participate?

  • Open to the Milwaukee community; no appointment necessary.
  • Map: Find Raynor Memorial Libraries on the Marquette campus map.
  • Parking: Find information about parking options on the Marquette University website.


If you have any questions, please contact Amy Cooper Cary, head of the library’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives, at amy.cary@marquette.edu or (414) 288-5901.



Exterior of Raynor Memorial Libraries