Who's Who in Black Davenport, Iowa


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Posted Online: Feb. 18, 2014, 2:37 pm
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Press release submitted by Charles Pearson


Pearson Consulting invites everyone with an interest in the development of the Quad Cities Civil Rights Heritage Trail and Way Finding Pilot Project to attend the first of a series of public lectures regarding African American historic property's, landmarks, and people past and present from Davenport Iowa.

For the past five years, local historian Charles Pearson has engaged area businesses, city officials' and the general public in creating a long term vision for Civil Rights in Iowa. Charles, recommendations to the city of Davenport and residents is to enhance cultural tourism in the QC by supporting the Davenport, Civil Rights Heritage Trail, and Way Finding Pilot Project.

Remembering African American residents past and present with interesting history. Public lecture Thursday, Feb. 20, 10 - 11:30 a.m., Saint Ambrose University, Rogolski Center, Lectures free to the public.

Topics include:
The Village of East Davenport, Historic African American Settlement
Cork Hill, US Colored Troops, 60th and 108th Colored Infantries
Hamburg Gold Coast African American historic people, and places to visit.
Hilltop Campus village, African American Historic Places
Saint Ambrose University, African American alumni past, and present.
Modern Woodmen Park, Remembering Negro League Baseball, and baseball legend Gene Baker.

















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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