University of Wisconsin
Originally published 04/20/2018
University of Wisconsin, Madison to reckon with Ku Klux Klan history, but won't remove KKK member names from buildings
A Klan group formed as an interfraternity society in 1919 included student body leaders Porter Butts and Fredric March, whose names are prominently displayed in the Memorial Union.
Originally published 09/04/2013
Originally published 02/04/2013
Jasmine Alinder is Associate Professor of History, Coordinator of Public History, and Director of Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI, has an important civil rights history that not many people know about. In the 1960s, battles raged here over open housing and school desegregation, and teens led much of the movement. Decades later, we still suffer from racial and economic segregation, but how many of our students can explain why? And what would it mean to them to find out that in 1960s Milwaukee, youth protested such inequality?
Originally published 09/03/2013
Alyssa's posting, like Peter Stearns' earlier, implicitly touch on the questions of leadership and revolutionary stages. Perhaps in any discussion of revolutions it may be worth keeping in mind that those who begin revolutions rarely are the ones who finish them. (The American Revolution, perhaps better called by its other common term, the War for Independence, is an anomaly that perhaps misleads Americans about revolutions.) In comparing revolutions and leadership, perhaps several variants are worth keeping in mind ....
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