As leader of the Wisconsin Federation of German American Societies, Bernhard Hoffman opposed the Bund. © Library of Congress During the Depression-ravaged days of the 1930s, Wisconsin’s German-Americans faced a vicious campaign of harassment. One Milwaukee businessman received an anonymous postcard with a picture of an exploding cannon on the front, and on the reverse was written: “When you ask for ads again look this over carefully.” A woman got a letter warning her to be careful about her public utterances or her relatives back in Europe “would have to suffer” for them. These threats came not from outside...Read More
Author: Mark D. Van Ells
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There is nothing like Hip-Hop
There is nothing like Hip-Hop Week MKE happening anywhere else in the nation. From August 20 to 26, the hip-hop legends DJ Kool Herc, Ghostface Killah and RZA of the Wu Tang Clan will all be performing in Milwaukee to support conversations about health, entrepreneurship, civic engagement and more by respected names like D.O.C., Masta Ace, Cole Cuchna and local leaders to prove the power and influence of hip-hop.
20 (Monday) - 26 (Sunday)
Multiple Milwaukee Locations
200 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Come to the Milwaukee Public
Come to the Milwaukee Public Market’s second level for a chance to add to your collection. Books from all categories and genres will be available for $1 each. Sign up for Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library to receive 2 FREE books.
(Sunday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
Milwaukee Public Market
400 N Water St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202