The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee




      The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee
Between 1958 and 1970, a distinctive movement for racial justice emerged from unique circumstances in Milwaukee A series of local leaders inspired growing numbers of people to participate in campaigns against employment and housing discrimination, segregated public schools, the membership of public officials in discriminatory organizations, welfare cuts, and police brutalityThe Milwaukee movement culminated in the dramatic and sometimes violent 1967 open housing campaign A white Catholic priest, James Groppi, led the NAACP Youth Council and Commandos in a militant struggle that lasted for 200 consecutive nights and provoked the ire of thousands of white residents After working class mobs attacked demonstrators, some called Milwaukee the Selma of the North Others believed the housing campaign represented the last stand for a nonviolent, interracial, church based movementPatrick Jones tells a powerful and dramatic story that is important for its insights into civil rights history the debate over nonviolence and armed self defense, the meaning of Black Power, the relationship between local and national movements, and the dynamic between southern and northern activism Jones offers a valuable contribution to movement history in the urban North that also adds a vital piece to the national story20090512 Read The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee Author Patrick D. Jones – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 318 pages
  • The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee
  • Patrick D. Jones
  • English
  • 08 July 2017
  • 0674031350

10 thoughts on “ The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee

  1. Craig Werner says:

    Very important book on a largely forgotten, but very important battleground of the Civil Rights Movement Part of the importance is that this joins books by Thomas Sugrue and Arnold Hirsch on the short list of excellent studies of the Movement in the North As Jones demonstrates, Milwaukee was typical of the north in the issues that sparked the black community and white supporters to action police brutality, housing discrimination, school segregation, the membership of prominent white politic Very important book on a largely forgotten, but very important battleground of the Civil Rights Movement Part of the importance is that this joins books by Thomas Sugrue and Arnold Hirsch on the short list of excellent studies of the Movement in the North As Jones demonstrates, Milwaukee was typical of the north in the issues that sparked the black community and white supporters to action police brutality, housing discrimination, school segregation, the membership of prominent white politicians in racially exclusive organizations At the same time, The Selma of the North makes it clear that Milwaukee was in some crucial ways very atypically, particularly after the emergence of Father James Groppi as a central figure in the mid 1960s Working in concert with the NAACP Youth Council which separated from the parent organization fairly early on and the Commandos, Groppi helped shape a movement that was church based, interracial, no...

  2. Connie says:

    Early in this books, Professor Jones notes that the civil rights movement in northern cities was lost amid the struggles in the Southern US This book successfully documents that struggle in Milwaukee, Wisconsin In his well researched project, Jones focuses on the duality of the Catholic Church in the struggle Many priests, notably Father Groppi and young parishoners came out militantly for racial equality, with Father Groppi bringing to Milwaukee idea...

  3. Lynne says:

    I still want very much to read this book, but the print is so small and the lines of print are extremely squished together on every page.I ll put it in my to read category for now until I can schedule cataract surgery

  4. Laura says:

    A really wonderful, richly written history of the civil rights struggle in Milwaukee Although much of the book describes the role Father James Groppi played in organizing African American youth in various campaigns, the book never seems like a story about great men Jones does a great job setting the stage, to show the local and conting...

  5. Fallicy says:

    This book has given me a better understanding of the civil rights struggle in Milwaukee and how those efforts in the past have contributed to the current state of discrimination and segregation that still...

  6. Douglas Armstrong says:

    Clear, thoughtful, and thorough presentation of the civil rights movement in Milwaukee from the time of the Eagles Club protest marches through the years after Father Groppi s influence faded and the Commandos were reborn as a government backed institution.

  7. Deb Foster says:

    Highlights the Civil Rights movement in Milwaukee including the Black Power movement Sheds much light on the current state of race relations in the city.

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