Black History Events
Tony Finlayson local drum artists joined other area artists last week at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum during its Black History programs. Here Finlayson shares some of his drum skills with area youngsters during the event. (Photo by Cy White)
One of Milwaukee’s walking Black History monarchs still makes her way to events and celebrations throughout the city. The honorable Vel R. Phillips was the first African American female to serve on the Common Council, first African American Secretary of State, a judge, and activists who marched the streets of Milwaukee in the fight for Equal Housing just to name a few of her accomplishments, another Black History Spotlight for Milwaukee. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)
Bobbie Lathan, a 40 plus year and one of the first African American women in the brewery was honored at the Black History Program. She is being congratulated by Steve AHLES – packaging unit manager. (Bell Photo)
Northwestern Mutual employees delivered more than 4,000 books to the Next Door Foundation as part of its National Black History Month awareness activities. The books were collected during the company’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service donation drive and will be used to advance the center’s educational program. An employee organizes books gathered during Northwestern Mutual’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service donation drive.
MillerCoors celebrated Black History Month with a luncheon sponsored by the MillerCoors African American Employee Network (AAEN) that featured Civil Rights Activist Ambassador Andrew Young. Young took time to take photos with employees and invited guests following his keynote address. Pictured on bottom row from l to r are; Nehl Horton, MillerCoors Chief Public Affairs and Communication officer, Ken Harris, President of 100 Black Men of Milwaukee, Ambassador Young, Brandon Watkins, MillerCoors African American Employee Network (AAEN) VP-Administration and Larry Waters, Sr. Director Community Commerce. Back row: George Walker, President MillerCoors AAEN, Walter Goodwyn, university of Phoenix, Earl Moore, MillerCoors Packaging Design Engineer and Allen Baylor, MillerCoors Governance Specialist.