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City of Milwaukee Black History Month Recognition Program

February 1, 2023

Mayor Cavalier Johnson hosted the inaugural City of Milwaukee Black History Month Recognition program on February 1, 2023 to honor Present Day Black History Makers.

  • JCP Construction’s Clifton, Jalin, and James Phelps for Minority Business Champions
  • Dr. Robert Davis, president and CEO of America’s Black Holocaust Museum, for Tenacious Business Leader
  • Alicia Smith-McCants, vice president of development and analytics for Advocate Aurora Health Foundations and SD Foundation Board president, for Charitable Contributions
  • Otis Winstead, Great Lakes Dryhootch president and CEO, for Outstanding Citizen
  • Dr. Davis of America’s Black Holocaust Museum said Black History Month is essential to telling the stories of African Americans and other minorities.

The event brought together individuals representing a cross-sector of Milwaukee.