It’s a part of history that can not be forgotten.
Decades ago, scholar and activist Dr. James Cameron, had a vision of how black history should be remembered.
You can see that vision come to life at America’s Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee located at 401 W. North Avenue.
Associate professor at Marquette University and resident historian at the museum Dr. Rob Smith…
“This institution is significant because it tells a particular story, a broader global story but it’s also a Milwaukee story. The heart, the energy, the vision of an individual of Dr. Cameron, who was able to take an idea and bring it to it’s fruition and then ultimately have the opportunity to shape a public conversation around these really critical issues that impact black people on a regular basis and impact other people because of the ways we are all connected,” said Smith.
Dr. Cameron, was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin. When he was a teenager, his family moved to Indiana and in 1930 he survived an attempted lynching in the city of Marion.
He would eventually be tried and convicted for an accessory to a murder and spend five years in prison. Cameron wrote a memoir about his experience called “A Time of Terror: A Survivor’s Story.”
He later moved back to Wisconsin, this time to Milwaukee.
Hear more of the story behind America’s Black Holocaust Museum by clicking on the link above.
The museum plans on opening it’s doors in July, just in time for the Democratic National Convention.