Martha "Mama" Freeman is a long-time resident of one of Milwaukee's crime ridden areas. She is also the mother of 5, a retired corrections office, and an active member of her church and community. She has earned love and respect by giving nothing but love and respect. Urban Milwaukee News calls her the "peaceful protector." She has organized kids games in the park, humorously disbanded craps games in the street, and even intervened between a gunned assailant and his would be victim; not only did she get him to give up his gun, she spent all night mediating a conversation between the two men which allowed them to leave on good terms. She continues to know both of them.
A thoroughly remarkable woman.
MAMA FREEMAN HONORARY STREET
Port Sunlight Way between 25th and 27th Streets.
City of Milwaukee
Neighborhood: Garden Homes