Black Nouveau


Episode #2329: Trippin

Latest Airdate: May 24, 2017
Original Airdate: August 5, 2015

Most people think of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum as a community meeting space, but it’s also one of the largest sources of visual history of Milwaukee’s African-¬American history. The National Railroad Museum in Green Bay has a refurbished 1920s Pullman Porter Sleeper Car. Tour the car and get an appreciation of how Pullman Porters helped shape the Civil Rights movement. The Milton House Museum was a part of the Underground Railroad that helped more than a hundred slaves reach freedom from Wisconsin. You can visit America’s Black Holocaust Museum from the comfort of your computer. Originally conceived by Dr. James Cameron, one of the few people to actually survive a lynching, the virtual museum brings African-American history to light.