This particular story is one of my favorites it depicts the strength and determination of our African American women back in the 1900's. These women didn't let the color of their skin keep them from achieving their goal of organizing their own "Women Clubs" since they were not welcome in the white women clubs. They did such an awesome job organizing that the Iowa State Federation of Colored Women meeting was held right here in Davenport in 1903 at the first African American Episcopal Church on West Fourth St.
In honor of African American History month, and in support of the Friends of the MLK Interpretive Center’s efforts to preserve local African American history, the Civil Rights Forum of Progressive Action for the Common Good is holding a fund drive. Our goal is to raise $2,200 to donate to the Friends of the MLK Interpretive Center to purchase a large interactive screen (one of seven needed) to share this history with the public. For more about the MLK Interpretive Center, with a picture of the kiosks that will hold the display screens, go to this PACG Blog post.
|Nora Nunnally||03/05/2020||$51.80||Terri Weinberg||03/05/2020||$20.00||Jason Houseal||03/04/2020||$50.00||Allison Ambrose||02/17/2020||$51.80||Shanda Burrage||02/16/2020||$26.06||La Crystal Beauregard||02/16/2020||$50.00||Joan Jackson-Turner||02/16/2020||$50.00||Caryn Unsicker||02/15/2020||$103.30||I'm so glad that we are doing a fundraiser for this. I'll help share the information.||Michael Guster||02/14/2020||$51.80||Cathy Bolkcom||02/14/2020||$51.80||Keianna Slaughter||02/14/2020||$51.80||Alta Price||02/10/2020||$26.06|