Frank P. Zeidler Memorial Lecture Committee

Frank P. Zeidler Memorial Lecture Committee Celebrating the Life and Ideals of Frank P. Zeidler (1912-2006), Mayor of Milwaukee (1948-1960) The Frank P. Zeidler Memorial Lecture was founded to celebrate the life and ideals of Frank P.

Zeidler (1912-2006), mayor of Milwaukee from 1948-1960. As a citizen, socialist, public official, and activist in numerous religious, community, and civic organizations, Frank Zeidler devoted his life to the causes of peace, democracy, economic progress, and a clean environment. This lecture series seeks to honor Frank Zeidler's commitment to educating the general public about the great challenges facing humanity and his belief in human beings' capacity to meet those challenges through open discussion, the building of consensus, planning, and democratic government.

Mission: To honor Frank Zeidler's commitment to educating the general public about the great challenges facing humanity and his belief in human beings' capacity to meet those challenges through open discussion, the building of consensus, planning, and democratic government.

Operating as usual

09/07/2018

Service in Memory of Anita Zeidler
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 631 N. 19th St.
Visitation: 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Service: 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Reception: 1 p.m.

Dr. Nancy MacLean (Duke U.) will be presenting two talks in Milwaukee about her new book, Democracy in Chains, on 10/3 a...
09/28/2017
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America (Hardcover) | Boswell Book Company

Dr. Nancy MacLean (Duke U.) will be presenting two talks in Milwaukee about her new book, Democracy in Chains, on 10/3 and 10/4. The general public is invited to both events.

Who? Prof. Nancy MacLean (History, Duke U.) on Democracy in Chains (book talk)

​Talk 1:
When: 6:30 PM Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Where: Milwaukee Public Library, Loos Room at Centennial Hall, 733 N. Eighth St.​

​Talk 2: ​
​​When: 3:30 PM Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Where: Curtin Hall
​ (UWM),​ Room 175

Nancy MacLean is the award-winning author of Behind the Mask of Chivalry (a New York Times "noteworthy" book of the year) and Freedom is Not Enough, which was called by the Chicago Tribune "contemporary history at its best." The William Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, she lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Information on Dr. MacLean’s most recent book:
DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS is an explosive exposé of the little-known thinker behind the radical right’s relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, stop action on climate change, and alter the Constitution: the Nobel Prize winning political economist James McGill Buchanan. It was Buchanan who taught billionaire Charles Koch that for capitalism to thrive, democracy must be enchained. The Guardian has called the book "the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century.”

http://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9781101980965

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03/31/2016
Frank P. Zeidler Memorial Lecture

Please join us for the 2016 Frank P. Zeidler Memorial Lecture!

Title: "Conservative Counterrevolution: Challenging Liberalism in 1950s Milwaukee."

When? Sunday, 4/10/16 @ 3 p.m.

Where? Centennial Hall (Central Library, Milwaukee Public Library), 733 N. Eighth St., Milwaukee

Cost? Free! (Onstreet parking is also free on Sundays.)

Description:

In the 1950s, Milwaukee’s labor movement and Socialist mayor seemed to embody a dominant liberal consensus that sought to expand the New Deal. Based on her new book, Conservative Counterrevolution: Challenging Liberalism in 1950s Milwaukee, Dr. Tula Connell will explore how business interests and political conservatives arose to undo that consensus,and how the resulting clash both shaped a city and helped redefine
postwar American politics. A book signing sponsored by Boswell Book Company follows the event.

The free program includes an interactive panel discussion featuring: Mike Nichols, president of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute; State Rep. Fred Kessler, colleague and admirer of former Mayor Frank Zeidler; Joanne Williams, moderator, host of MPTV’s Black Nouveau program.

Learn more about the Frank P. Zeidler Memorial Lecture Committee and this event at: tinyurl.com/ZeidlerLecture

A special Frank P. Zeidler-themed tour of Central Library will be offered prior to the Zeidler Memorial Lecture event.
Space is limited. Please register at mpl.org or call 286-3011 to reserve a space on the tour. For the tour, meet at Centennial Hall at 2 p.m.

The Frank P. Zeidler Memorial Lecture is an annual event celebrating the life and ideals of Frank P. Zeidler (1912-2006), who served as mayor of Milwaukee from 1948 to 1960.

Frank P. Zeidler Memorial Lecture Committee

02/24/2014

Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle will be presenting a lecture at
Milwaukee's Turner Hall next Monday, 3/3 @ 7 p.m. The lecture is
entitled "The Legacy of the 1848er's and Progressive German Immigrants from the Civil War to the 1890's."

Mari Jo Buhle is a MacArthur Fellow and author of numerous
contributions to the history of women, feminism, and socialism in the United States, while Paul Buhle is among the most prominent historians of radicalism and the Amerian Left. Both formerly taught history at Brown University and now reside in Madison.

Please find more details below....

"The Milwaukee Turners will present a program on Monday, March 3 at 7pm, featuring renowned historians Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle on "The Legacy of the 1848er's and Progressive German Immigrants from the Civil War to the 1890's." They will discuss the contributions of women and the German language press to progressivism and socialism in Wisconsin and the USA. This free event will be in Milwaukee's historic Turner Hall, 1034 N. 4th St., and is open to the public. It marks both Women's History Month and the continuing commemoration of the U.S. Civil War, 150 years ago.

Leading historians of U.S. progressive movements, the Buhles received their doctorates in history from UW-Madison, taught at Chris Brown
University, and are the authors or editors of dozens of history books,
including the Encyclopedia of American Left. Mari Jo Buhle is a
MacArthur "Genius" Fellow, and her many other works include the
Concise History of Woman Suffrage, Feminism and Its Discontents, and
Women and American Socialism, as well as It Started in Wisconsin:
Dispatches from the Front Line of the New Labor Protest.

Paul Buhle's additional works include The Wobblies; Jews and American
Popular Culture; Marxism in the U.S.; and with Howard Zinn and Mike
Konopacki, A People's History of the American Empire.

The program is sponsored by the Milwaukee Turners and its History
Committee. For more information, please contact
[email protected], 414-272-1733, or visit
www.milwaukeeturners.org.

TOMORROW (Thursday, 9/26)....Don't forget to attend"The Struggle for Civil & Economic Rights: 50 Years after the March o...
09/26/2013

TOMORROW (Thursday, 9/26)....

Don't forget to attend

"The Struggle for Civil & Economic Rights: 50 Years after the March on Washington"
6th Annual Frank P. Zeidler Memorial Lecture
7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013

CENTENNIAL HALL, Central Milwaukee Public Library
733 North 8th Street
(Free and Open to the Public)

A lively Q&A interchange lead by James Causey, Reporter and Columnist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, featuring:

Sheila Cochranm
Chief Operating Officer/Secretary-Treasurer, MILWAUKEE AREA LABOR COUNCIL

Rev. Joseph E. Ellwanger, ELCA & MICAH
As a Pastor, he worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr. in Birmingham, Alabama

Rev. Dr. Trinette McCray, Past President, Amer. Baptist Churches, USA
Ordained by Rev. Ralph Abernathy, she participated in the 50th Anniversary march in Washington, D.C.

The 6th Annual Frank P. Zeidler Memorial Lecture celebrates the life, ideals and work of one of Milwaukee’s greatest public servants who served as Mayor of the city from 1948 to 1960. It was Mayor Zeidler’s belief that America’s urban centers like the City of Milwaukee are the best places to advance human progress.

Attend the 6th Annual Frank P. Zeidler Memorial Lecture, 9/26 @ 7pm in the Central Library (Milwaukee Public Library), C...
09/16/2013

Attend the 6th Annual Frank P. Zeidler Memorial Lecture, 9/26 @ 7pm in the Central Library (Milwaukee Public Library), Centennial Hall! See the flyer here for more information related to this year's topic, "The Struggle for Civil & Economic Rights: 50 Years after the March on Washington."

Frank Zeidler exhibit in UWM Libraries open through May 31. Don't miss this exhibit, which is complemented by rare telev...
04/26/2013
Frank Zeidler Exhibit in UWM Libraries, through May 31, 2013

Frank Zeidler exhibit in UWM Libraries open through May 31. Don't miss this exhibit, which is complemented by rare television footage of Mr. Zeidler's term as mayor. Co-sponsored by the Frank P. Zeidler Memorial Lecture Committee and the UW-Milwaukee History Department....

Please see a press release below about an exhibit co-sponsored by UWM History Department in the UWM Library, "Advancing Human Progress: Frank P. Zeidler's Vision for Milwaukee." To complement the e...

New History of Education in Milwaukee/Book Party on Friday, 1/27 @ Boswell Books. For more information, see the link....
01/04/2013
Book Party for New History of Education in Milwaukee, Friday, 1/27 @ 7pm

New History of Education in Milwaukee/Book Party on Friday, 1/27 @ Boswell Books. For more information, see the link....

What? Book Party for Barbara Miner, Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City (New York: New Press, 2013). Brief talk followed by signing a...

Jeanne Zeidler's wonderful 2012 Frank P. Zeidler Memorial Lecture can now be watched in its entirety via the MPTV websit...
10/30/2012
Frank P. Zeidler Memorial Lecture 2012: Jeanne Zeidler - on MPTV Video

Jeanne Zeidler's wonderful 2012 Frank P. Zeidler Memorial Lecture can now be watched in its entirety via the MPTV website. Please find the program at the accompanying link....

[Original Airdate: October 21, 2012] The youngest daughter of Frank and Agnes Zeidler shares an engaging account of the life and legacy of Milwaukee's last Socialist Mayor. Jeanne Zeidler, former mayor of Williamsburg, Virginia, honors her father's legacy on the 100th Anniversary of his birth at Mi...

09/25/2012
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Congratulations to Edward Allen Green, who was awarded the 2012 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award today at City Hall. For more about the contributions of Mr. Green (former art director of the Milwaukee Public Museum) to the City of Milwaukee, and more about the Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award, visit:
http://www.biztimes.com/article/20120921/ENEWSLETTERS02/120929941

BizTimes, 126 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 403, Milwaukee, WI 53202 414.336.7114, [email protected]

09/24/2012

Tonight (Monday, 9/24) @ 6:30 p.m.--MPTV Program featuring Frank P. Zeidler, "I Remember," on MPTV Channel 10!

The same program will be replayed Tuesday, 9/25, at 12:30 a.m. on Channel 36. Interviewees include Anita Zeidler and John Gurda. The program also features many rare photos of Mr. Zeidler and the Zeidler family.

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