1964 – Milwaukee United School Integration Committee (MUSIC) Formed

On this date the Milwaukee United School Integration Committee (MUSIC) was formed, with Milwaukee activist Lloyd Barbee as chairman. This organization aimed to coordinate mass action on the . MUSIC organized a mass withdrawal or boycott of children from Milwaukee schools to begin May 18, 1964 and established freedom schools for the boycotting children. Throughout 1964 and 1965, MUSIC and other civil rights groups continued to pressure the Milwaukee school officials to end educational inequality. As a result, Lloyd Barbee filed suit on behalf of forty-one black and white children, to force the Milwaukee School Board to end its segregation policies. The lawsuit was the first of its kind in the country. [Source: ]