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Monday on Lake Effect: The Fight for Open Housing, History of Milwaukee Segregation

Monday on Lake Effect

We remember the 50th anniversary of a landmark in Milwaukee history: the start of 200 nights of open housing marches in the city. Former NAACP Youth Commando leader, Prentice McKinney, discusses his work in the fight for open housing. Then, a look back at the history of Milwaukee's black-white divide and the continued segregation of the city today. And Margaret Rozga, widow of Father James Groppi, talks about his legacy and her own work in the civil rights movement.


  • Prentice McKinney, former NAACP Youth Commando leader
  • Reggie Jackson, head griot, America’s Black Holocaust Museum
  • Margaret Rozga, civil rights activist
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