Stories tagged: "civil rights"

When Wausau Had a ‘King’

2023 marks 56 years since civil rights leader and the man behind a movement built on love, Martin Luther King, Jr., visited Wisconsin. We revisit that day with two people who were there.

wauwatosa cracking down on protesters
City Takes Action on Police Violence—By Restricting Those Protesting Police Violence

Wauwatosa mayor announces changes a week after one protest escalated, with its cause in dispute.

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, DC, early Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
WI LGBTQ Lawmakers on Landmark Supreme Court Ruling: The Fight for Equality Isn’t Over

Wisconsin’s two openly gay members of Congress say vigilance still needed with Trump in the White House even after today’s win

UW-Eau Claire student Sophia Flood Elyafi, center, helped organize a Nov. 25 student protest at the university in the wake of an incident on campus in which members of the university’s football team posted racist messages on social media mocking a black student organization. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Why MLK Day Has Had to Change With the Times

Celebrating the past while shining a light on what needs to be done today