Optimism growing for America’s Black Holocaust Museum

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Supporters of America’s Black Holocaust Museum, and people who remember the museum fondly from its days at 2233 N. Fourth St., are celebrating the news that the museum has been offered space in a new building to be constructed at the corner of North Avenue and Fourth Street.

Alderwoman Milele Coggs, who represents the Sixth District where the new building is to be located, announced recently that Maures Development Group will receive federal tax credits from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) to support the project. The money will jumpstart the four-story, 41-unit building in which the museum is expected to be the commercial tenant.

The museum’s original building closed in 2008 due to financial difficulties. Since then the museum has expanded its website into an online virtual museum.

Read more at Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

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