First appearing in 1809 this comprehensive scientific description of ancient and modern Egypt is the collaborative work of about 160 civilian scholars and scientists, known popularly as the savants.Read more
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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...Read more
Did you know that in the early decades of the 20th century Wisconsin was home to a small record company that made a huge contribution to American music and culture by recording blues performers from Chicago and throughout the American South, such as Ma Rainey, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, Skip James, and other blues greats?Read more
Milwaukee Public Library's Historic Photo Collection contains newly digitized photographs of the Civil Rights movement in Milwaukee!Read more