2020 Staff Picks: “Milele was Black Madison’s Smithsonian Institution:” Madison remembers Milele Chikasa Anana, our village mother

We’re looking back on some bright moments in a difficult year, and asked each member of our team to name a few of their favorite stories. This is one of A. David Dahmer’s.

Many people in Madison knew Milele Chikasa Anana, who passed away on Wednesday at age 86, as the longtime publisher and editor of UMOJA magazine, the trailblazing publication that highlighted the incredible people and stories of Madison’s African-American community.

A significant part of the…

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