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File #: 210696    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/1/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/21/2021
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution designating August 6-13, 2022, as Bronzeville Week in the city of Milwaukee.
Sponsors: ALD. COGGS
Indexes: FESTIVALS
Attachments: 1. PowerPoint
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
9/22/20210 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/21/20210 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
9/9/20210 COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Also present: Deshae Agree - King Drive BID Director Vanessa Claypool - DCD Commercial Corridor Team
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
9/1/20210 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
210696
Version
ORIGINAL
Reference
200753
Sponsor
ALD. COGGS
Title
Resolution designating August 6-13, 2022, as Bronzeville Week in the city of Milwaukee.
Analysis
This resolution designates August 6-13, 2022, as Bronzeville Week in the city of Milwaukee.
Body
Whereas, The Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District is a city of Milwaukee redevelopment initiative inspired by Milwaukee’s original Bronzeville District of the early- to mid-1900’s; and

Whereas, The primary African-American economic and social hub of its time, Bronzeville brought all ethnicities together to celebrate African-American culture; and

Whereas, The 21st-century Bronzeville initiative strives to revitalize an area of Milwaukee where African-American culture has been a mainstay; and

Whereas, Bounded by Garfield Avenue to Center Street, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive to 7th Street, the Bronzeville District is slated to offer unique opportunities for residents and tourists to enjoy the best Milwaukee has to offer in entertainment, arts and culture; and

Whereas, The Bronzeville area contains numerous buildings of cultural and architectural significance worthy of attention and preservation including King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church (1870, originally Evangelical Dreieinickeits Kirche), the Charles Ehlers House (1880), Garfield Avenue School (1887) and the America’s Black Holocaust Museum (2019); and

Whereas, The Bronzeville Redevelopment Plan seeks to create economic development in a predominately African-American neighborhood in a way that recaptures the enthusiasm and attractiveness of the original Bronzeville District; and

Whereas, Bronzeville Week is a celebration showcasing the history, culture, art, and commerce in the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the Common Council designates August 6-13, 2022, as Bronzeville Week in the city of Milwaukee, to focus ...

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