Against the Wind: African Americans and the Schools in Milwaukee, 1963-2002

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CHAPTER 9
THE EDUCATION OF LARRY HARWELL

Milwaukee doesn’t know it yet, but civil rights is passé…. All
over the country
I see a form of community organization
emerging
with the philosophy “We help ourselves.”

—Lucius Walker, 19671


LARRY HARWELL, TRIPLE O, AND
SELF-DETERMINISM

The Organization of Organizations (Triple O), the community organizing group that was Larry Harwell’s power base for more than a decade (1967–78), was founded in 1965, forged primarily out of the vision of Rev. Lucius Walker, the African American director of Northcott Neighborhood House.2 Walker, a disciple of Chicagobased organizer Saul Alinsky, became frustrated with the lack of power Milwaukee’s poor had within the community’s social service institutions and particularly within its main anti-poverty agency, the Social Development Commission (SDC). Along with several colleagues, he formed the Organization of Organizations to address this problem. In the Alinsky tradition, Triple O started out as an umbrella organization with the purpose of coordinating community organizing groups which sought to mobilize and empower the poor.3 Walker and Harwell both had faith that once empowered, low-income people had the wherewithal to succeed. “Triple O people are imbued with the idea

1 MJ March 14, 1967.

2 MJ September 5, 12, 1965, December 4, 1966, June 23, 1967; MS May 9, 1966; interviews with Larry Harwell, Carole Malone.

3 MJ July 19, September 5, 12, 1965; MS July 7, 12, 1965; interviews with Harwell, Malone.

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