The first of 12 lunches honoring pioneering African American Milwaukee public school teachers will be held July 17 at Serb Hall.
The Historic African American Teachers (HAAT) of MPS, an organization formed to record, preserve and recognize the contributions of Black teachers from the 1930s to 1970s is hosting the lunches. The organization will also honor non-teachers who have made an impact on youth through the years, many of whom are prominent individuals in the community and city in government, the arts and sports. There are pproximately 131 to 141 honorees.
The Milwaukee Community Journal will report on these lunches and on some of the honorees starting next week with an introductory article about HAAT and the teachers who broke the color barrier in MPS. The teachers being honored will be part of a documentary HAAT is producing that will be part of Public Television’s Independent Lens program. For more information, call (414) 551-2107.