February 21, 2021 - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Black History – The Legacy of Slavery and Freedom in Wisconsin – Lyceum
Come explore the rich African American history of southwest Wisconsin. This panel is a collaboration between the Black Wisconsin Historical Society and Museum of Milwaukee and The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums of Platteville. Panelists will explain ways bold Americans like America Jenkins, Paul Jones, and Rachel endured illegal enslavement in Wisconsin and reinvented themselves as free Wisconsinites. Learn how the Shepard, Greene, and Grimes families built Pleasant Ridge in 1850, a free black community west of Lancaster. Consider why their legacy reverberates across Wisconsin and beyond still today. $4 Per Lecture or $20 for all 7 Lyceum Lectures. Register Now!