CONTACT: Council President Hamilton, (414) 286-2228
Ald. Milele A. Coggs, (414) 286-2994
Ald. Russell W. Stamper, II, (414) 286-2659
Ald. Khalif J. Rainey, (414) 286-3764
Ald. Chantia Lewis, (414) 286-3767
Ald. Cavalier Johnson, (414) 286-3777

In honor of Black History Month, the City of Milwaukee website and the City Channel (Milwaukee’s government access cable channel) will again recognize influential figures in Milwaukee’s Black history with the 28 Days of Black History campaign.

“Last year, we had great success with the 28 Days of Black History information campaign,” said Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton. “We shared so many powerful and compelling stories of Milwaukee’s own heroes, and this year we will continue spotlighting notable individuals and their role in Black history.”

“The 28 Days of Black History campaign gives us the opportunity to recognize and honor those who are working or have worked for the betterment of the Black community, but making a greater impact felt throughout the entire community,” said Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs. “These stories are important for all of our community members to hear.”

The campaign, now in its second year, will center on a theme of “The Soul of Black Folks.” Each day in February, the City Channel will feature a local individual who has made a positive impact on Milwaukee’s Black history. These profiles, photos, and stories of these individuals will also be featured on the official city website (

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