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Created Equal: America’s Civil rights Struggle
Dr. James Cameron and
America’s Black Holocaust Museum
Wednesday October 30th-7 p.m.
Reggie Jackson from America’s Black Holocaust Museum returns to talk about civil rights activist and Milwaukee icon Dr. James Cameron, who survived a lynching as a young man, and founded Milwaukee’s America’s Black Holocaust Museum.
James Cameron became a brilliant, well-read, self-taught historian and lecturer. He gave many interviews on national television, including on Larry King Live, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and the 700 Club. The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), a Dutch film company, and several public television stations featured him in documentary movies made about the lynching..
Dr. Cameron’s lifework focused on raising Americans’ consciousness and conscience about the atrocity of lynching. He did this by publicly and tirelessly retelling his personal experience. To educate the public about the injustices suffered by people of African descent in America, Cameron founded and ran the America’s Black Holocaust Museum from the mid-eighties until his death.
All films and discussions are free and open to the public
This series is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Please call the library at (414) 351-3461
or stop by the Reference Desk to register.
If you require special accommodations, notify the
Library Director Richard Nelson at least 72 hours in advance.