Congress of Racial Equality. Milwaukee Chapter: Records, 1963-1964

Scope and Content Note

The Milwaukee CORE collection consists of a subject file, four folders of which relate to the 1963-1964 protest against the Milwaukee public schools. These four files include correspondence; curricula and other materials used in the Freedom Day program; reports, placards, and petitions; and research materials which indicate how the Philadelphia and New York City chapters of CORE handled similar problems.

The remainder of the collection lacks such a central theme, although it covers the same time span. It includes a copy of the Constitution and By-Laws of the chapter and the rules by which demonstrations sponsored by the chapter were to be conducted; programs, minutes of meetings, and the Education Committee report at the National CORE convention held in July, 1964; and material relating to the civil rights programs in Mississippi, a placard announcing a protest march against Alabama Governor George Wallace, and the program of CORE's Wisconsin State Conference in 1964.