Neighbors and Strangers, with John Gurda
Tue, Sep 19
Wisconsin Studio: Free
Free and open to the public with advance online registration.
A bewildering variety of ethnic communities have played a formative role in the making of Milwaukee, but harmony has not been the dominant theme in their complex coexistence. A pecking order developed early and changed regularly in Milwaukee, usually in response to the arrival of newer groups.
In the first talk of the Wisconsin Academy’s The American Dream in Wisconsin series, historian John Gurda explores how in Milwaukee, as in other American cities,differences became divisions—and how we can work to reconcile the promise of diversity with its abundant challenges.