January 19 – March 25, 2018
Allied in the Fight explores the partnership between Jewish and African American leaders in confronting systematic racism in the United States. The exhibit addresses Black-Jewish collaboration within the Civil Rights Movement and the complicated nature of Jewish contributions to the Civil Rights movement through artifacts, archival materials and information from a national perspective.
Allied in the Fight is a part of the Milwaukee-wide initiative, “200 Nights of Freedom,” commemorating the 50th anniversary of the city’s 1967-68 Open Housing Marches. These marches took place over 200 consecutive days in support of the passing of a fair housing bill and were sponsored and organized by the Milwaukee NAACP Youth Council, its Commando unit, and Alderwoman Vel Phillips along with other supporters.
FREE Community Days
Jewish Museum Milwaukee is thrilled to host four free community days for anyone living in Milwaukee County to visit the Allied in the Fight exhibit for FREE! Free Community Days have been made possible through funds from the Brewers Community Foundation.
Sunday, January 28, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Thursday, February 15, 10 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 18, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 4, 12:00 – 4:00 pm