A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
— Marcus Garvey
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our history, our narrative

The Racine Black Legacy Project is a historic effort to educate and retain the history and narratives of black people in Racine County. Much of our history, our stories, our narratives have not been told or have disappearead with the passing of generations. Did you know about segregated housing in the city? Did you know the contributions of Julian Thomas? Lloyd Jackson? The desegregation battle of Case High School?

How Can You Help?

Help speak your voice and your stories about growing up in Racine! What black owned businesses do you remember back in the days? What memorable events and experiences personified the black experience here in Racine? How did the neighborhood shape you as a black person in Racine? We are seeking volunteers who would like to be interviewed to share their narrative to create a lasting archive of black history in Racine. You will have a unique opportunity to be a part of history with the Racine Black Legacy Project and share your stories that can be passed down for future generations to cherish.

Your contribution will end up in an exhibit featuring photos, audio and video recordings. The exhibit will highlight the experiences and contributions of black people in Racine.

Schedule your interview here!

So much history unheard and hidden in the memories of our elders. This is the first project of its kind in Racine to begin to restore our history. This effort will begin to make the public aware of the many contributions of black people to the communities within Racine County.

be a part of history!

Schedule your interview with our team for the documentary! Schedule your interview here.

questions?

Contact us

Want to write your narrative?

Or share with us in writing using our online form.
Submit your written narrative here.