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Women's History Month 2015

By Brett R on Mar 2, 2015 12:00 PM

March is Women's History Month! Follow the Now@MPL blog throughout the month to learn more about the women who helped shape our world.

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Hank Aaron

By Brett R on Feb 23, 2015 12:30 PM

Hank Aaron is a hero to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and all baseball fans. We honor him today during Black History Month.

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Ezekiel Gillespie: Pioneer for African American Voting Rights in Wisconsin

By Heather S on Feb 20, 2015 12:30 PM

In 1866, Milwaukeean Ezekiel Gillespie (1818-1892) sued for his right to vote in Wisconsin. At issue was a dispute over the results of an 1849 statewide referendum on black suffrage. Wisconsin’s Supreme Court found in Gillespie’s favor, declaring that African-American men had legally held the right to vote in Wisconsin since 1849...

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Wisconsin Saves Week @ Milwaukee Public Library

By Jennifer P on Feb 19, 2015 8:42 AM

Now is the time to start practicing good saving habits. Wisconsin Saves Week is part of a national effort to assist Americans understand the importance of saving and provide assistance in meeting their savings goals.

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