This EMMY wining series was made for Wisconsin Public Television station WHA to examine the condition of Milwaukee’s African-American population (1968). It was prompted by more than seven months of marches by African American citizens protesting the deplorable housing conditions of Milwaukee’s Inner-City. The series included a half hour documentary on inner-city housing and four live town meetings, some lasting as long as two and half hours, that dealt with housing, the police, medical care and jobs. One day after the housing segment aired, Milwaukee’s Common Council passed an Open Housing Law banning discrimination in housing based on race. Many people credited the program with the bill’s passage which had been languishing in the Common Council for months.
“Television at its serviceable best,” The Capital Times
See Video.WPT.org “The Inner Core: City within a City”