Wisconsin Women Making History
Their Stories. Our Legacy.
Tag: African American
Lorraine Hansberry's first Broadway play, A Raisin in the Sun, changed how Black people's lives were shown in American theater.
Vernice Gallimore became Milwaukee's first African American policewoman in 1946.
Ardie Clark Halyard
Ardie Clark Halyard co-founded the first African American-owned savings and loan association (S&L) and was the first woman president of the Milwaukee NAACP chapter.