Decade of Discontent

Decade of Discontent

The historical documentary Decade of Discontent examines the civil rights struggle that took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1960-1970 in a riveting look-back at that period. The 60s footage features many familiar faces including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bobby Kennedy, Dick Gregory, and others but it is the brave citizens of Milwaukee that provide the real leadership.

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What can we learn about contemporary urban problems from the 60s? Are  the conditions that led to the unrest in the 60s still present? The historical  documentary Decade of Discontent examines these issues and more in a riveting look-back at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin civil rights movement. The 60s footage features many familiar faces including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bobby Kennedy, Dick Gregory, and others but it is the brave citizens of Milwaukee that provide the real leadership.

Decade of Discontent has been used in Wisconsin Public High Schools and several colleges around the U.S.

Many people think the civil rights struggle only occurred in the south. They are unaware that a major civil rights movement took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the 60s. Decade of Discontent takes an emotional look back at the unrest that eventually led to the Milwaukee riot of 1967.

The issues addressed in the documentary apply to every major city in the U.S. It is a documentary anyone concerned about race relations should see.

Decade of Discontent features dedicated Milwaukee community leaders fighting for social and economic justice including Vel Phillips, the ‘Rosa Parks’ of Wisconsin.

This captivating award winning documentary by Dr. Taylor does a first-class job of presenting a history lesson that we all need to learn from.

The music is urban and hip, the pace is engrossing, and the message is profound!

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