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Milwaukee Stories Podcast: Clayborn Benson

Clayborn Benson, founder of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, talks about the importance of preserving history in order to learn from the mistakes and accomplishments of the past, the true meaning of family and the power of discovering our hidden potential and identity. The historical society, established in 1987, is located at 2620 W. Center Street.

“I knew nothing about my father, other than the fact that I was named after him. I went from a little shy young man to finding my own roots and my own understanding of who I was and the power that I had within myself.”

– Clayborn Benson

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Milwaukee Stories

Milwaukee Stories is a nonprofit news organization that works to bring the local community real and inspiring stories about regular people from all across our city. Jabril Faraj is a life-long Milwaukee resident, writer, journalist, and advocate for social justice. He has also won Press Club awards from his reporting for the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service (NNS).