By Stuart Stotts
Father Groppi Marched to alter Milwaukee
"Father Groppi: Marching for Civil Rights" tells the tale of dad James Groppi, a Catholic priest from Milwaukee, Wis., who stood up for civil rights within the Sixties and 1970s.
This vital new addition to the Badger Biographies sequence for younger readers additionally tells a few turbulent time in Wisconsin historical past and sheds gentle at the civil rights circulation and its position within the North.
Growing up at the south facet of Milwaukee because the son of Italian immigrants, younger James Groppi realized early on what it felt prefer to be made enjoyable of simply because of who you're, and he discovered to appreciate humans from different races and ethnic teams. Later, whereas learning to develop into a clergyman, he observed the discrimination African american citizens confronted. It made him indignant, and he vowed to do no matter what he may possibly to struggle racism.
Father Groppi marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and different leaders of the civil rights stream. yet he knew there has been paintings to be performed in his personal urban. In Milwaukee, he teamed up with the NAACP and different companies, protesting discrimination and segregation at any place they observed it. It wasn't regularly effortless, and Father Groppi and the opposite civil rights staff confronted nice challenges.
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