Milwaukee communities had long been segregated when Alderwoman Vel Phillipsthe first woman and African American to hold the position, proposed the first fair housing [a] [ clarification needed ] ordinance in March Four times they were defeated by the city council.
Nelsen was driving through the mostly black inhabited area, when someone shouted "He's got a gun in the glove compartment. Support continued to grow for a housing measure, supported by the League of Women Voters and local workers unions.
It was burned down later that night or early the next morning. In MilwaukeeWisconsinAfrican American residents, outraged by the slow pace in ending housing discrimination and police brutalitybegan to riot on the evening of July 30, The inciting incident was a fight between teenagers, which escalated into full-fledged rioting with the arrival of police.
By the summer oftensions continued to escalate, and protests became increasingly common, including multiple demonstrations outside the private homes of the city's Aldermen. Why can't we march up and down with our guns? By the end of the day businesses, public transportation, utilities and educational institutions had all closed, and deliveries of milk and cattle to the city had halted.
On August 1, Mayor Maier issued an order relaxing the curfew to only night hours.
Sometimes there were six adults in a car. Groppi went on to lead consecutive days of protests.
Speaking of the lack of available funding for enacting proposed reforms, Mayor Maier said:. It was predicted that it would be on 3rd Street. It is not clear what event started the outbreak, but at least one story circulated that police had assaulted a young boy. Four other officers were wounded.
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He argued instead that the problem was a county-wide one. Around midnight on the evening of July 29, a fight broke out between two black women outside the St. Francis Social Center, on the corner of 4th and West Brown streets. When police responded, officer Bryan Moschea was shot and killed when he entered a building thought to be the location of a sniper. Some people began returning to work and some public services became available, at least partially.
She had been shot in the head. The Mayor issued an order banning such demonstrations, and both Groppi and Phillips were arrested. They came up against a crowd of 5, who retaliated with racial epithetsstones, and garbage.
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The Police Department knew - one to two weeks ahead - that something was planned. As historian Patrick Jones put it, "Blight had surrounded, and then devoured, the heart of Milwaukee's black community. A petition that opposed such legislation was presented to the city council with 27, atures. The day of Sunday, July 30 was calm, but rumors spread and tensions grew. Recent uprisings in Newark and Detroit, which had broken out July 12 and 23 respectively, only served to make matters worse.
The city of Milwaukee can no more finance the crucial problems of poverty, ignorance, disease and discrimination with the property taxes of relatively poor people than the city of Milwaukee can finance sending a man to the moon.
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What you and your courageous associates are doing in Milwaukee will certainly serve as a kind of massive nonviolence that we need in this turbulent period. Although the damage caused by the riot was not as destructive as in such cities as Detroit and Newarkmany businesses in the affected neighborhoods were severely damaged. In an article published August 1,by the Milwaukee Sentinel, an interview was reported with "John", an anonymous black rioter in his 20s:.
Hannah Jackson, a bystander, was also hit. The July disturbance also served as a catalyst to additional unrest in the city; equal housing marches held in August often turned violent as white residents clashed with black demonstrators. The mayor received word of the shootings and fire at West Center at AM. The mayor lifted the curfew from PM to PM. This resulted in a rush on downtown and suburban supermarkets. Within minutes, arson, looting, and sniping were ravaging the North Side of the city, primarily the 3rd Street Corridor.
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Father Groppi reed as advisor to the YC in November of This was the largest runaway victory that Milwaukee had ever seen. On April 8 of15, participated in a memorial march in downtown Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Sentinel published a piece August 2 describing the plight of those who were restricted by the curfew, saying that they "were outside on their porches or standing next to their apartment buildings, watching.
Clifford McKissick, aged 18, was shot in the neck and killed as he fled toward the nearby family home.
In the immediate aftermath of the riot and marches, little was accomplished in the way of laws, policies, and programs. As the story in the Milwaukee Journal described it:. A large crowd gathered that evening on 3rd Street.
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On October 3rd, demonstrators marched to Schlitz and Blatz brewery underline their protest. You are demonstrating that it is possible to be militant and powerful without destroying life or property. On August 4 the mayor postponed the curfew from PM to midnight, and announced that liquor stores and bars would be allowed to open and sell alcohol.
They seemed to be shopping more from compulsion than need. On September 17, Groppi made an appearance on Face the Nation. According to Nesbit, the riots "widened the gap between militant blacks and other civil rights activists and the uncompromising white majority in the city. The city put a round-the-clock curfew into effect on July The governor mobilized the National Guard to quell the disturbance that same day, and order was restored on August 3.
In total, the riot resulted in three to four deaths including at least one police officerinjuries, and 1, arrests. On August 3,an alliance of civil rights organizations and male priest held a dinner to tribute Groppi to honor his contributions to the local struggle for racial equity in Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin. Please know that you have my support and my prayers. Phillips voted against the measure, saying it was "very much too late with very much too little".
Tensions increased afterward between police and residents. On August 29, the curfew was lifted and Groppi led members of the Milwaukee NAACP on a march out of the ghetto and toward Kosciuszko Parkin an area predominately inhabited by white residents. If they got too far away from their homes, though, police and guardsmen moved in.
He's the white man out there marching up and down with his guns. A petition circulated by supporters of fair housing garnered 8, atures. Reports of the first fires came in, along with reports of dispatched firefighters being assailed by stones and prevented from extinguishing them.
Squire Austin, who was at a civil rights rally, recalled, "The rumor we got By PM a crowd of were throwing missiles [ clarification needed ] at stores owned by white residents, starting fires, and looting. During the mids, there was race-related civil unrest in a of major US cities, including riots in Harlem and Philadelphia in ; Los Angeles in ; and Cleveland and Chicago in During the summer ofa total of race riots broke out across the country in what would come to be known as the Long Hot Summer.
The Milwaukee riot was one of race riots that swept cities in the United States during the " Long Hot Summer of ". This was supposed to put pressure on the companies to gain support for open housing. However, later that year the mayor rejected federal benefits, as they required support for fair housing in the city.
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This was televised on CBS. In September, Dick Gregory had issued a formal boycott against Schlitz and many other brewing companies. If there is any man or woman here who is afraid of going to jail for his freedom, is afraid of getting tear gassed, or is afraid of dying, you should not have come to this meeting tonight. We went before Mayor Maier and we argued and argued and argued and argued and argued and it didn't do no good Grocery shopping Monday meant standing in long lines and waiting Shoppers came in families. There were some rumors that something was going to happen We did know there was going to be a riot.
The following day Groppi addressed a meeting of supporters at St. Boniface Church, and prepared them for what was likely to come:. On September 21,Groppi led a group of welfare mothers, low income African Americans, college students, Latinos and many others on a march from Milwaukee to Madison to protest the potential possibility of cuts for Wisconsin's state welfare budget.