WLC celebrates Black History Month

Wisconsin Lutheran College will celebrate Black History Month with a number of events in February.

Date & Location Event

Monday, February 22

7-9 pm

Warrior Underground

Screening of "Punching-In" documentary. Earl Ingram from 1290 WNOV AM as our guest commentator.

A documentary recognizing African American men and women, who built Milwaukee's Black middle class through the manufacturing labor force. 

Tuesday, February 23

9-10:30 pm

Warrior Underground

Adekola Adedapo, a well-known area jazz singer, and the band Bronzeville Revisited will tell the Bronzeville story, pertaining to the music and musicians of the era that performed in Milwaukee and Chicago (which was the original Bronzeville) during that time period. WLC students will also share original works of poetry.

ID Club sponsors the reception following the performance. It will be a soul food menu prepared by ID Club faculty and students.

Thursday, February 25

7-9 pm

Warrior Underground

Bronzeville image
Bronzeville: Past, Present and Future - Panel discussion with Patricia Diggs, Deshea Agee, Earl Ingram and James. T. Harris.

Patricia Diggs, co-author

Bronzeville: A Milwaukee Lifestyle, explores both an era and an area of African American life. Milwaukee's once thriving Bronzeville community was a business, economic, cultural center, and home to many African American residents between the early 1900s and the 1960s.

Deshea Agee, Economic Specialist for the City of Milwaukee

He will provide overview of revitalization project for Bronzeville District and ways that the community can get involved.

Earl Ingram, 1290 WNOV AM Personality

He provided the commentary for the Punching-In Documentary which looked at the destruction of the Bronzeville District of Milwaukee. He will provide a historical perspective about Bronzeville.

James T. Harris, 620 WTMJ AM Personality

He will provide his unique conservative perspective about the historical/cultural imprint of the Bronzeville era and whether or not its destruction holds any blame for the current plight of Blacks/and other immigrant minority populations in Milwaukee.

Saturday, February 27

7:30 pm

Off Broadway Theatre

"This Little Light of Mine"

Students Only: Sign up to go to the Next Act Theatre production of "This Little Light of Mine" at the Off Broadway Theater, Milwaukee. Transportation and coffee afterwards all for just $5.