There are a number of things you should know about Muriel Simms. She was born and raised in Madison. She is an Adjunct Faculty member at Edgewood College and she is the author of Settlin’: Stories of Madison’s Early African American Families. You should also know that she was, is, and will always defend her […]
In 1840 there were less than 400 African Americans living in Madison. We know some arrived as slaves to fur trappers, others came to work in the mines. In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act caused many to escape to free states like Wisconsin. That’s just the beginning of the story. Born and raised in Madison, […]
Mona Boulware Webb was born in Houston in 1914 as Nevelle Ruth Boyce. She studied to be a nurse, married, and started a family. However, the murder of Emmett Till, would cause her to leave Texas and move to Mexico, in search a safe place to raise her sons. After traveling the world for many […]
A special event, free and open to the public! Please join us at the Barrymore Theatre to celebrate the release of Madison in the Sixties with award-winning author and Madisonian Stu Levitan. Stu will be introduced by Mayor Paul Soglin. Doors open at 6pm, event begins at 7pm. The event is free, but please RSVP […]
History doesn’t live only in dusty tomes, bureaucratic archives and curated antiques. It also lives in the minds and memories of those who were there. Madison’s Living History Project, sponsored by the Madison Public Library, tries to find long-time Madison residents, get them in a conversation about where they came from, and where they’ve been, […]
Labor peace comes to the east side … the shopping shape of things to come … the clothes come off, the show doesn’t go on … and a big week for hecklers.