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Discover Iowa’s role in the advancement of civil rights. Learn how landmark Iowa court cases, the Iowa Underground Railroad, Iowa towns like Buxton, and Iowa civil rights pioneers like Alexander G. Clark, Ralph Montgomery, Edna Griffin, and more guided the future of the state and the nation. We will look at how the nation’s path forward might be discovered by gleaning the wisdom of Iowa's history. For any questions or suggestions, please email Erick at iacivilrightshistorypodcast@gmail.com
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this podcast is going to be a discussion about certain figures and events who influenced the civil rights movement of 1964 Cover art photo provided by Michelle Bonkosky on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@m_bonkosky
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Alabama Civil Rights Trail

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The Alabama Civil Rights Trail Podcast is a series where historians and experts help us explore some of the most significant events of the Movement that happened in the state. We also share the real stories of people who were there and who made a difference. And why what took place then is still so relevant to us today.
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Elaine was born in Pennsylvania in 1943. She is a “Distinguished Graduate” of the Philadelphia High School for Girls. When she was older she attended college at the University of California where she was introduced to the Black Panther Party, African Americans members would fight for their rights.She then became the chairwoman in the party. Elaine than became the first woman to lead the Party.
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The United States Civil Rights Trail

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The U.S. Civil Rights Trail podcast is a narrative podcast series where historians and experts explore some of the most significant events of the Civil Rights movement. It features the real stories of real people who were there and who made a difference. And it explains why what took place then is still so relevant to all of us today.
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MEET ESSIE BERRY Essie Berry led a somewhat private life before her husband’s death in 2003. There is no information about her life before marrying the actor Fred Rerun Berry in 1999, except that she attended Hair Design and cosmetology school in the late ’80s,She married Berry in 1999, and they had no children, although Berry fathered three kids in his previous marriages Essie is a civil rights activist. She has a YouTube channel where she often discusses the most recent news on injustices ...
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We typically think of the Civil Rights Movement as occurring during the 1950s-60s, however, I believe the movement for civil rights and racial equality extends as far back as slavery and continues to the present time. In this podcast, which is an adaption of an ad hoc seminar I created while a student at Duke University School of Law, each week I discuss the stories beyond some of the most important civil rights cases, from slavery to the present, and explain why I believe they are significa ...
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Exchange Place is the story of a school whose mission was to train mostly African American women the skills they needed to integrate the secretarial offices of the Deep South between 1965 and ‘72. Those offices were not just segregated, for the most part they were completely off limits to women of color, and many were fighting to insure the workplace would stay that way for years or decades to come. Over the course of the school’s history, it was shut down multiple times and constantly under ...
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The Sioux City Ghosts were an all-black fast-pitch softball team in Sioux City, Iowa. Their exceptional skills and unique style of playing created a legacy that very few can match. It all started in 1925 as a boy’s club. After class, they would gather near the former Hopkins school along West 7th and Panoah Street in Sioux City. Jim Tillman, Sioux …
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James B. Morris Sr. was a World War I veteran, lawyer, journalist, civil rights pioneer, leader, and a role model for his generation of African Americans living in Iowa. He was the owner and publisher of the longtime nation’s first black newspaper the Bystander. In this episode, I have JB Morris's grandson William Morris talking about his grandfath…
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On March 8, 1857, a conflict erupted between settlers and Native Americans, and Professor Kevin Mason(Waldorf University) gives us a detailed account of what led to the outbreak of violence. Professor Mason researched and wrote extensively on this topic. He is an Assistant Professor of History at Waldorf University. He teaches various courses at al…
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This is the North Carolina Civil Rights Trail podcast. A series where historians and experts help us explore significant events in African American history that happened in the state. This is the third and final episode, where we take you to protests and movements across the state inspired and energized by the Greensboro Four sit-in in places such …
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This is the North Carolina Civil Rights Trail podcast. A series where historians and experts help us explore significant events in African American history that happened in the state. This is the second of three episodes. And in it, we’re going to learn about how four young men protesting at a department store lunch counter in Greensboro, NC, influ…
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This is the North Carolina Civil Rights Trail podcast. A series where historians and experts help us explore significant events in African American history that happened in the state. This is the first of three episodes. And in it, we’ll tell the story of the events leading up to the famous A&T Four sit-ins in Greensboro in 1960, including the stor…
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The North Carolina Civil Rights Trail podcast is a series where historians and experts help us explore significant events in African American history that happened in the state. It features well-known events from larger cities like Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh. It also tells stories of how everyday citizens joined together to make change in th…
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Part 2 of the conversation with history professor, Dr. David Brodnax on black Iowans in the 19th century. Support the show Thank you for listening. For any questions, suggestions, recommendations, or corrections on any historical facts; please contact Host: Erick Nganyange Email: iacivilrightshistorypodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Facebook @ Iowa Ci…
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Conversation with history professor, Dr. David Brodnax about black Iowans in the 19th century. Support the show Thank you for listening. For any questions, suggestions, recommendations, or corrections on any historical facts; please contact Host: Erick Nganyange Email: iacivilrightshistorypodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Facebook @ Iowa Civil Rights …
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In April 1868, Iowa Supreme Court issue a decision to desegregated its public schools. That decision made Iowa the first state in the nation to desegregated its public schools. Support the show Thank you for listening. For any questions, suggestions, recommendations, or corrections on any historical facts; please contact Host: Erick Nganyange Email…
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William Morris stands out as a contributing author within the pages of the renowned Iowan publication, "Outside In: African-American History in Iowa, 1838-2000." His distinctive contribution resonates through Chapter 5 of this work, entitled "Black Iowans in Defense of the Nation: 1863 to 1991." Generously, William engaged in a conversation with me…
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Judge Romonda Belcher was appointed to the bench on August 20, 2010, becoming the first African American female Judge in the state of Iowa. Born in Plymouth, North Carolina, she earned her bachelor’s degree with honors from Howard University in 1990 and her juris doctorate from Drake University Law School in 1995. Support the show Thank you for lis…
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Arabella Mansfield became the first woman lawyer in the United States to be admitted to practice law in Henry County Iowa in 1869. She studied law for two years in her brother's law office in Mount Pleasant Iowa to prepare for the bar exam. Despite her admission to the bar, she never practice law instead she spent her professional life teaching. Sh…
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Stephen Keyes is sitting in Fort Dodge Iowa Correctional Facility serving a life sentence without parole. Steve was sentenced to prison on October 27th, 1997 after being convicted of two counts of first degree murder of his wife Sandra and his 2yr old son Josh, the two died as the result of the tragic house fire that happened on December 26, in 199…
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Fort Des Moines located in Des Moines Iowa, was the first place in the united states where black men were being trained to be officers in the US Army. Fort Des Moines was also the first place in the United States to train women of all races to be in the military. I travelled to Des Moines to have a conversation with a Des Moines native Jeff Kluever…
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Roxanne Conlin is like a rose that bloomed from concrete. As the eldest of six siblings, she endured a traumatic upbringing in a household plagued by violence, where her father's alcoholism led him to inflict both mental and physical abuse on her mother and children. Nevertheless, Roxanne persevered and rose to become a prominent and influential ci…
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More than a decade before the Civil Rights sit-ins of the 1960s and six years prior to Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat, Edna Griffin, a prominent civil rights leader in Iowa, had already made a significant impact. Griffin compelled the notorious Katz drug store in Des Moines, Iowa, to halt its discriminatory practices toward Black customers…
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The town of Buxton, IA was seen as a utopia by many Black Americans who migrated to the town to work at the coal miners. Black and white families lived, worked and played together and their children went to the same schools. White residents included immigrants from Sweden and elsewhere, and they existed peacefully with the African-Americans through…
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In this 2nd episode, My guest Kent Sissel, discuss more about the life, family, and the contribution of Alexander Clark to the state of Iowa and the country. Alexander G. Clark was born on Feb 25. 1826 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, to John Clark, a former slave, and Rebecca Darnes Clark. He was a barber, lawyer, diplomat, and activist. Suppor…
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Episode 1. School Is In Session. On a cold December day in 1965, an experimental school known as the Adult Education Center started its first day of classes. Little did they know that over the course of the next seven years, 431 graduates of mostly African American women would go on to make history by integrating the secretarial offices of the Deep…
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February 25 is the birthday of Muscatine’s famous residents, probably the most famous Black Iowan of the 19th century. Alexander G. Clark was born on Feb 25. 1826 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, to John Clark, a former slave, and Rebecca Darnes Clark. He was a barber, lawyer, diplomat, and activist. In the late 70s, Kent Sissel bought Clark’s h…
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VIRGIN Berry. I am a born-again virgin after 53 years old. My type of commitment is not to be sexually active again until marriage or I know he is the man of my dreams. (or some other defined point in the future, or indefinitely), whether for religious, moral, practical, or in other circumstances.I am a women who is ready to boldly go where I have …
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