About the Project
The Wisconsin in Black & White special program was the recipient of a grant from the Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, awarded to generate “new outreach and public engagement…to help solve problems or take advantage of opportunities.”
In the production of four episodes, PBS Wisconsin partnered with the Madison-based Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development, focusing on its Justified Anger: Black History for a New Day curriculum. Nehemiah describes the purpose “is to understand how the African-American experience has shaped the world we all live in, and how allies can find roles supporting racial justice today.”
Wisconsin in Black & White incorporates the lessons of history from the Nehemiah coursework through interviews and stories of people in Wisconsin past and present.
Murv Seymour is a special projects journalist with PBS Wisconsin. In partnership with the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development, he launched Wisconsin in Black & White. Seymour joined PBS Wisconsin in 2021 and is a reporter for the Here & Now news program.
Nathan Denzin is a news reporter with PBS Wisconsin. He conducted reporting for Wisconsin in Black & White to present on Here & Now. Denzin joined PBS Wisconsin in 2022 and is a reporter for Here & Now.
Vicki Way Kipp
Nehemiah Center For
Urban Leadership Development
David A. Hart
Wisconsin Historical Society
College Of Charleston Libraries
Sound Design, Re-Recording Mixer
Rob Haggar, Haggar Audio
Vicki Way Kipp
Marketing and Promotion
Director of Programming
Director of Production
Funding for Wisconsin in Black & White is provided by the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, DeAtley Family Foundation, Joe and Mary Ellyn Sensenbrenner, Lau and Bea Christensen, The Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times, Madison College, National Guardian Life Insurance Company, UnityPoint Health – Meriter, the Focus Fund for Journalism, and Friends of PBS Wisconsin.