Bill Taylor discusses his roots with Milwaukee Juneteenth parade

Posted at 1:58 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 20:46:25-04

MILWAUKEE — Bill Taylor was a mainstay at TMJ4 for almost 3 decades. He tells us he was excited to be a part of this year's Juneteenth parade. He helped create the popular Milwaukee parade.

Bill now lives in Augusta, Georgia but planned to return to Milwaukee for the event. However, the parade was canceled because of the COVID 19 pandemic.

The award-winning anchor and reporter retired June of 2001.

Taylor also came up with the idea for Positively Milwaukee. He received the Founders award for our first ever Positively Milwaukee Awards Dinner. Bill was inducted into the Silver Circle for his years of service by the regional Emmy association. Taylor was also inducted into the Milwaukee Press Club Hall of Fame in 2001.

Taylor traveled the world bringing Milwaukee stories that touched the soul. He says blacks need to reflect on African heritage and never forget the strength of ancestors who survived the trauma of violence and servitude.

Taylor's reporting at TMJ4 included trips to Israel, Ghana, Kenya, Somalia and Germany.

Taylor hopes that when the pandemic is over, we can once again enjoy Milwaukee's cherished summer tradition and that one day he returns to Milwaukee to celebrate an important day in history.

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