Angela's Journey and Why Race Matters in Wisconsin

"Our stories need to be heard."—Angela Fitzgerald

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Wisconsin road sign typically located at the state lines. Photo/PBS Wisconsin.

Wisconsin road sign typically located at the state lines. Photo/PBS Wisconsin.

RESOURCES

Episode 1 | March 10, 2021

Explore an array of resources providing context and support for Black communities in Wisconsin.

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BOOKS

New York Public Library Schomburg Center’s Black Liberation Reading List for Adults
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, part of the New York Public Library, offers a curated list of essential titles selected as the Center marks 95 years of collecting and preserving Black history, arts and culture.

Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures
From NYU Press (2020), written by André L. Brock, Jr., a scholarly examination of the digital practices of the Black internet from BlackPlanet to #BlackGirlMagic, placing blackness at the center of internet culture.

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019
A chorus of extraordinary voices tells the epic story of the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present.

ORGANIZATIONS

Multicultural Center of Green Bay Resources
A list of organizational resources for the Black Community in the Green Bay area.

La Crosse Multicultural Resource Guide
This guide lists established and emerging resources that reflect and celebrate cultural diversity in the La Crosse Area.

100 Black Men of Madison
100 Black Men of Madison is a non-profit organization dedicated to leading and improving the quality of life for our youth and the community.

The Center For Black Excellence and Culture 
A project currently under development, The Black community is ready for a renaissance, but needs a place to celebrate our culture and ignite our advancement.

MEDIA

Madison 365
Madison365 is a nonprofit online news outlet in Madison, Wisconsin. It is a community news publication that primarily covers communities of color and issues important to those communities.

UMOJA
UMOJA Magazine is the oldest African-American owned magazine in Wisconsin. For nearly 30-years, UMOJA has provided Dane County and the state positive news about the Black community with beautifully illustrated covers, commissioned by local and national African-American artists.

Black Voice
The Black Voice is an online, safe space for the African diasporic students attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison and affiliated communities.

Milwaukee Community Journal
The Milwaukee Community Journal’s mission is as their name states, to be the official journal for Milwaukee’s diverse black community. It has been in publication since 1976.

Milwaukee Courier
The Milwaukee Courier is a weekly African-American newspaper based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was founded in 1964 and is the state’s oldest black-owned newspaper.

Milwaukee Times
The Milwaukee Times is a weekly news source covering news, religion, health, education, home, sports and much more.

BLACK-OWNED BUSINESS DIRECTORIES

MKE Black Business Directory
MKE Black is a non-profit that celebrates and promotes Black business, events, culture, and advancement in the greater Milwaukee area including Racine and Kenosha.

Madison Chamber of Commerce Business Directory
The Madison Chamber of Commerce’s free directory for Black-owned businesses in the area.

Rock County Black-Owned Business Directory
A list of Black-owned businesses in Rock County and the surrounding area.

Travel Wisconsin’s List of Black-Owned Businesses in Wisconsin
This quick guide from Travel Wisconsin, part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, features photos of well-established and emerging Black-owned businesses from across the state.

Post Crescent News Article Highlighting Black-Owned Businesses in the Fox Valley Area
This Post Crescent article from June 2020, highlights black-owned businesses found in the Fox Valley.

WISCONSIN’S BLACK HISTORICAL RESOURCES

Black Historical Society 
The mission of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society/Museum is to document and preserve the historical heritage of African descent in Wisconsin. The Museum exhibits, collects and disseminates materials depicting this heritage.

Wisconsin Historical Society: Black History
Learn about the impact that African Americans have had on the history of the state through articles, artifacts, and other important items.

America’s Black Holocaust Museum
ABHM is a historical and memorial museum about the Black Holocaust in America.

Milton House Museum
The Milton House Museum was the last certified stop of the Underground Railroad Station in Wisconsin. The museum shares the rich and unique history of not only the Milton House, but also the Milton Community. 

Nehemiah Center For Urban Leadership Development’s African American History Course
Nehemiah Center For Urban Leadership Development offers classes with the purpose of understanding how the African-American experience has shaped the world we all live in, and how allies can find roles supporting racial justice today.

PODCASTS

1619
1619 is an audio series from The Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.

Code Switch
Code Switch, from NPR, is hosted by journalists of color and tackles the subject of race head-on. It explores how race impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between.

The Nod
The Nod, from Gimlet, tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black — in America, and around the world.

Still Processing
Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham are working it out in this weekly show, from The New York Times, about culture in the broadest sense.

 

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Angela's Journey and Why Race Matters in Wisconsin

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Statement to the Communities We Serve

There is no place for racism in our society. We must work together as a community to ensure we no longer teach, or tolerate it.  Read full statement here.