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Spring 2024 Guided Tours for Older Adults (America's Black Holocaust Museum)

Organizer:MILWAUKEE COUNTY DHHS AGING & DISABILITIES SERVICES
Date:April 9th
Time:10:00 - 11:30
Location:401 W. North Avenue Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212 USA
What is a Holocaust? “Holocaust” comes from a Greek word meaning “burnt offering.” The term was first used to describe the massacres of Armenians in the 1890s. It was used again in the 1950s to describe the mass destruction of European Jewish communities by the Nazis, also known by the Hebrew word “Shoah.” Appallingly, in the last hundred years, the world has witnessed many similar atrocities, such as the 1975-79 Cambodian Killing Fields, the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, and the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide. For this reason, the word “holocaust” has come to mean a series of atrocities organized by one social group against another. America's Black Holocaust Museum Enjoy a one-hour guided tour through America's Black Holocaust Museum. Your docent, or "Griot" as they are called at ABHM, will take you through this one-of-a-kind educational experience. Founded in 1988 by Dr. James Cameron, America's Black Holocaust Museum features exhibits reflecting the four themes of: Remembrance, Resistance, Redemption, and Reconciliation. The Museum closed in 2008 and re-opened in its new location in 2022 with virtual and physical components. Your Griot will guide you through its many galleries! The Museum is fully accessible and ADA compliant. SIGN UP FOR A TOUR To reserve your spot contact Julie Lara at (414) 289-6531 or [email protected]. Reservations will be made on a first come first serve basis, with limited available spots. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the tour date.
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