Moody Park Activator Profile – Vaun Mayes

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  Program The Parks MKE  In the summer of 2018, a large number of youth in the city of Milwaukee began congregating at Moody Park. Unable to utilize the totality of the youth space available at the park; violence broke out amongst the kids.  Multiple cars were reported stolen in the area, and clashes with […]

Moody Park Activator Profile – Barbara Thomas

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“My daughter really made me proud, and I’m just so proud of her.  Even when I thought she wasn’t listening she was.  Beyond what I expected, above and beyond.”  – Barbara Thomas on her daughter, Quanita “Tay” Jackson.   Quanita “Tay” Jackson’s Mom It takes an estimated 46 minutes for the average person to walk […]

Moody Park Activator – Elizabeth Brown

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About Moody Park In 1982, The County Board of Supervisors in the city of Milwaukee renamed a park in the Amani Community neighborhood to Moody Park, after Calvin C Moody. Moody became one of the first African American’s to earn the title of detective in 1949 and also was a Milwaukee Police Officer for 25 […]

Moody Park Artist – Art Fu Yung aka Jamahl Turner

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“I truly believe at times when I’m working in my studio in my garage, that Tay is saying “keep going, keep working.”  – Jamahl Turner on being lead artist of the Moody Park Project.   Jamahl Turner & Art Fu Yung At the age of 15, Jamahl Turner set foot in the city of Milwaukee […]

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Al Jarreau Park 2023

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