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Kamarck, Edward (ed.) / Arts in society: the arts and the black revolution II
(1968)

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On 1 1th and Center Streets in Milwaukee's inner
city a two-story building announces in large steela-
letters that it is St. Boniface School. To its south is
St. Boniface church, often the focal point of the6
city's civil rights movement.                      r
Children have a beautiful way of looking at things.
It's easy for them to say exactly what's on theira-
mind, to boil down seemingly complex problems
into simple terms, something adults often find hard
to do. And that's what gives special meaning to the
Milwaukee Banners.
Early in 1967 a group of Milwaukee children supers
vised by Sister John Mary of Cardinal Stritch College
and Sister Josette of St. Boniface created a dozen
Christian banners to flank the altar at St. Boniface  I
Church and ten for a mission church in Africa.
But the bright felt banners did more than adorn the
altar. They became symbolic of Milwaukee's freedom   -
movement, expressing Christian hope, love and
purpose as can be seen only through the eyes of a
child.                                             r
The photographs of all banners were takena-
by Karin P)enissen
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