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James Groppi interviews and sermons

Repository: Wisconsin Historical Society. Library-Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): Topics include: King Memorial Sermon (St. Boniface Church, January 15, 1969), racism and unemployment in the black community, Black Muslims, fair wages, slum landlords, the Vietnam War.

Collection Description (Extant): Interviews and sermons of Father James Groppi compiled by Edward H. Blackwell, one of the first African-American reporters for The Milwaukee Journal and the first with his own column. Blackwell wrote about the conditions of blacks in the South and reported on Father James Groppi's efforts in the civil rights struggle in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, compiling these recordings for a proposed biography of Groppi which was never written.

Date(s): 1967-1970

Existing IDs: WIHV04-A23; Tape 1408A

Extent: 14 tape recordings (in 1 card box)

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: At the Wisconsin Historical Society, see also the John Gilman Papers, 1938-1992 (M94-293; Tape 1296A). Gilman was a civil rights, civil liberties, and peace activist in Milwaukee; his papers include a recording of Father James Groppi's first speech denouncing the Vietnam War. Catalog record attached as an upload.

Interviewees: James Groppi

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin
Black Muslims
Civil rights movements--Wisconsin
Civil rights--Economic aspects
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Catholic Church


Sound recordings


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