This eerie silent news clip captures the tense and edgy atmosphere as civil rights marchers made their way through the Milwaukee’s south side in late August 1967. From the opening scene featuring lines of heavily-armed police officers to a clip of a marcher praying with a rosary, footage like this was recorded and broadcast by WTMJ-TV for weeks on the evening news.
via: The March on Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries
read more: Margaret Rozga, “March on Milwaukee,” Wisconsin Magazine of History vol. 90, no. 4 (2007)