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Dr Carter makes his mark on Milwaukee's Amani neighborhood

NOW: Dr Carter makes his mark on Milwaukee’s Amani neighborhood


Dr. Lester Carter has been a beloved and respected member of Milwaukee's Amani neighborhood for more than 50 years. Ever since he purchased the small drug store at the corner of North 24th and Burleigh on a hand shake deal he began to serve as, in his words, the community’s druggist.

This month, city leaders lead by Alderman Khalif Rainey and supported by Mayor Tom Barrett solidified that respect by renaming the street outside Dr. Carter’s store in his honor. Dr. Lester Carter Way now runs along 24th street from Burleigh Avenue to Auer Avenue.

But the north side neighborhood that now bears Dr. Carter’s name has changed a lot over the years. On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Dr. Carter revealed how he was able to convince a mostly German-speaking neighborhood to accept a black doctor in late 60’s Milwaukee.

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