Desegregating Iowa's Schools

Jan 30, 2012

Alexander Clark thought his daughter Susan should be able to attend school in the 1860's. Many other powerful Iowans did too. They didn’t care that she was black. This hour on Talk of Iowa, we’ll discuss Clark’s case against the Iowa Supreme Court that desegregated Iowa’s schools decades before some places in the rest of the county. Host Charity Nebbe speaks with Tom Moore, the Executive Director of the African American Museum of Iowa; David Broadnax, Associate Professor of History at Trinity Christian College and Kent Sissel, the principle of the Alexander Clarke Project who also owns and lives in Clark’s restored home in Muscatine.