Civil Rights History

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Milwaukee Public Library Zablocki Branch 3501 W Oklahoma Ave Milwaukee, WI 53215
@ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Civil Rights leader, Fred Reed, as he shares stories making the world a better, more just, and safer place.

Fred Reed was a member of the Milwaukee NAACP Youth Council Commandos, leading the struggle for open housing legislation in 1967 to 1968, and served as a member of the March On Milwaukee 50th Anniversary Coordinating Committee. He was the recipient of the Milwaukee Times’ 2017 Black Excellence Award and was honored by For My Brothers for his significant contributions to the Black community, and in 2017, he and his fellow NAACP Youth Council members received the Milwaukee ACLU’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He brings to this role and to additional community service a lifelong history of work to make the world a better, more just, and safer place.

Photograph of Fred Reed wearing a tuxedoFred Reed