PROGRESS 99 - A Q-C CENTURY
How our lives changed 



Midwest Human Resources
4601 16 St
Moline, IL 61265
764-6060

Volt Services Group
100 E Kimberly Rd Suite 404
Northwest Bank Building
Davenport, IA
391-8820

All Staff Human Resources
3401 16 St
Moline, IL 61265
762-0045

All Staff Human Resources
710 E Kimberly Rd
Davenport, IA
388-4751

Olsten Health Services Staffing
100 E Kimberly Rd Suite 301
Northwest Bank Building
Davenport, IA
391-0621

Olsten Health Services
2525 24 St
Rock Island, IL 61201
786-3700

Kelly Services
2001 52 Ave Suite A
Moline, IL 61265
764-9889

Kelly Services
100 E Kimberly Rd Suite 504
Northwest Bank Building
Davenport, IA
388-9933

Initial Staffing Services
2435 E Kimberly RD Suite 15 South
Bettendorf, IA 52722
355-5212

Interim Personnel
4703 16 St
Moline, IL 61265
762-2210

Advanced Accounting
404 Northwest Bank Tower
Bettendorf, IA 52722
344-0544

AllStaff Medical Inc
207 N Elm
Creston, IA
515-782-5707

Med Staff
2102 E Kimberly Rd Suite 1
Davenport, IA
359-1933

Tempro
612 Valley Dr
Moline, IL 61265
797-8367

Tempro
256 90 St #3B
Davenport, IA 52806
386-5116

Go-Temp
2224 E 12 St
Davenport, IA 52803
323-5100

Quad-City Rental Property Association
PO Box 517
Betendorf, IA 52722
319-570-0950

Heartland Towers Senior Community
1700 Hospital Rd
Silvis, IL
792-6068

Homewood Manor Apartments
3425 60 St
Rock Island, IL 61201
764-7767

Super 8 Motel
2201 John Deere Expressway
East Moline, IL 61244
796-1999

Pheasant Ridge
3500 70th St
Moline, IL
796-1859

Watch Hill Tower
3705 9th St
Rock Island, IL 61201
794-0001

Colona House
54 41 Ave
East Moline, IL 61244
762-1414

Chateau Knoll
29 & Middle Rd
Bettendorf, IA 52722
332-8421

Southpark Towers
2424 40 Ave
Moline, IL 61265
764-0060

Marycrest International University
1607 W 12 St
Davenport, IA 52804
319-326-9512

St. Ambrose University
518 W Locust
Davenport, IA 52804
913-333-6000

Palmer College of Chiropractic
1000 Brady St
Davenport, IA 52803
319-884-5800

Augustana College
639 38 St
Rock Island, IL 61201
309-794-7473

H & R Block
1715 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 52804
319-326-3539

E & J
200 24 Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
309-788-6341

American Institute of Commerce
1801 E Kimberly Rd
Davenport, IA 52807
319-355-3500
1-800-747-1035

Rock Island County Farm Bureau
1601 52 Ave
Moline, IL 61265
309-736-7432

Hempel Pipe and Supply
951 S Rolff St
Davenport, IA 52802
319-326-1694

McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
Certified Public Accountants and Consultants
220 North Main St Suite 900
Davenport, Ia 52801
319-326-5111

McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
Certified Public Accountants and Consultants
600 35 Ave
Moline, IL 61265
309-762-4040

RICCA
1607 John Deere Rd
East Moline, IL 61244
309-792-0292

John Deere Pavilion
1400 River Dr
Moline, IL 61265
309-765-1000

John Deere Store
1300 River Drive Suite 100
Moline, IL 61265
309-765-1007

Birdsell Chiropractic
1201 5th Ave
Moline, IL 61265
309-764-8821


Blacks in the 20th century: a timeline


W.E.B. DuBois

Jesse Owens

Black teens are escorted from a Kentucky school.

Malcolm X

Muhammad Ali

Alex Haley

Harold Washington
1905: The Niagara Movement, forerunner of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is established. Among its leaders are W.E.B. DuBois and William Monroe Trotter.

1910: The National Urban League is founded.

1915: Carter G. Woodson establishes the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.

1922: The Harlem Renaissance, a golden age of black literature and art in the United States, begins. It lasts until 1929.

1925: A. Philip Randolph organizes the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.

1936: Jesse Owens wins four gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Berlin.

1937: Joe Louis defeats James J. Braddock, becoming heavyweight boxing champion of the world.

1940: Benjamin O. Davis Sr. is named the first black general in the U.S. Army.

1944: The United Negro College Fund is founded.

1947: Jackie Robinson joins the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first black player in Major League Baseball.

1950: Ralph J. Bunche wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his work as a mediator in Palestine.

1952: Tuskegee Institute statistics mark 1952 as the first year since 1881 without any lynchings.

1954: In Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kan., the Supreme Court rules that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.

1955: Rosa Parks refuses to change seats on a Montgomery, Ala., bus, sparking a boycott of the bus system. It continues until the next year, when the U.S. Supreme Court outlaws bus segregation in the city.

1957: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is formed with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as president.

1957: Congress passes the Voting Rights Bill, the first major civil-rights legislation in more than 75 years.

1960: Sit-ins in Greensboro, N.C., initiate a wave of similar protests throughout the South.

1960: The Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee is founded in Raleigh, N.C.

1963: The March on Washington is the largest civil-rights demonstration to date, involving some 200,000 people. Rev. King delivers his ``I Have a Dream'' speech.

1964: The 24th Amendment forbids poll taxes to prevent voting.

1965: The SCLC launches a voter drive in Selma, Ala., which grows into a national protest movement.

1965: Malcolm X is assassinated.

1965: The Watts riot results in 34 deaths, more than 3,500 arrests, and about $225 million in property damage.

1966: The Congress of Racial Equality endorses the concept ``black power,'' which SNCC adopts but the SCLC and NAACP do not.

1966: Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale found the Black Panther Party.

1967: Boxing champion Muhammad Ali, a k a Cassius Clay, becomes a political figure as well when he refuses induction into the Army.

1967: In the worst summer for U.S. racial disturbances, more than 40 riots and 100 other uprisings occur.

1968: Rev. King is assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., prompting rioting in at least 125 places nationwide.

1969: Kenneth Gibson becomes the first black mayor of a large eastern city, Newark, N.J.

1970: Implicated in a shootout at California's Marin County Courthouse, Angela Davis goes into hiding to avoid arrest. She is acquitted in 1972.

1973: Thomas Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles. Maynard H. Jackson is elected the first black mayor of Atlanta. Coleman A. Young is elected the first black mayor of Detroit.

1974: Henry Aaron hits his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth's long-standing record.

1977: ABC-TV hosts a miniseries based on Alex Haley's ``Roots'' over eight consecutive nights.

1980: Racial unrest in Miami results in 15 deaths.

1982: Lee P. Brown is named the first black police commissioner of Houston/

1983: Harold Washington is elected the first black mayor of Chicago.

1983: Louisiana repeals the nation's last racial-classification law, which said anyone with 1/32 Negro heritage was black.

1986: A bronze bust of Rev. King is the first of a black American placed in the nation's Capitol. The first national Martin Luther King Day holiday is celebrated Jan. 20.

1988: Jesse L. Jackson receives 1,218.5 votes for nomination as president during the Democratic National Convention. Michael Dukakis is nominated with 2,082.

1989: Barbara Harris is elected the first woman bishop of the Episcopal Church.

1989: Gen. Colin L. Powell is named chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.

1989: David Dinkins is elected the first black mayor of New York City, and L. Douglas Wilder is elected the first black governor of Virginia.

1990: George Augustus Stallings becomes the first bishop of the African-American Catholic Church, a breakaway group from the Roman Catholic Church.

1991: Roland Burris becomes the first black attorney general of Illinois.

1991: Michael Jordan, who became the world's most famous athlete in the 1990s, leads the Chicago Bulls to the first of six NBA championships.

1992: Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the first woman to repeat as Olympic heptathlon champion.

1992: Carol Moseley-Braun of Illinois is the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

1993: M. Jocelyn Elders becomes the first black and the first woman U.S. surgeon general.

1993: Toni Morrison becomes the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Copyright 1999, Moline Dispatch Publishing Co.