Finding Freedom at the Corner of Booth and Glover

by Langston M. Verdin-Williams

Streets are named after presidents, respected individuals, cities, states, or simply numbers, but two intersecting Riverwest streets share a special connection to each other and hold special meaning for Milwaukee. In 1857, the city of Milwaukee named a street after a local abolitionist, Sherman Booth. Eight years ago, it named an intersecting street after the runaway slave he helped to freedom.