In Milwaukee, How Race Impacts the Pandemic

Published on April 22, 2020
by America’s Black Holocaust Museum

HAL community partner Reggie Jackson, public historian and head griot for America’s Black Holocaust Museum, has authored a series of essays on the pandemic for the Milwaukee Independent, a local online magazine.

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In his regular work, Jackson reveals the hidden history of segregation to show how the past continues to inform  the present in Milwaukee. His essays on the pandemic build on this work by connecting historic events and policies to the current COVID-19 pandemic in order to demonstrate ongoing issues of racial injustice.

You can read Jackson's essays here: Milwaukee Independent

Additional Resources:

“Redlining” map from 1938 showing neighborhoods (in red) that were subject to discriminatory practices. Courtesy of University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, American Geographical Society Library.