Real Conversations in the QC: Acknowledging civil rights leaders in the QCA
Several civil rights leaders have ties to the Quad Cities area
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - In this edition of Real Conversations, we are highlighting the efforts and contributions of civil rights figures that have ties to the Quad Cities area. Here’s what you can expect:
- Co-host Redrick Terry speaks with Dan Clark, a board member of the Alexander Clark Foundation. Alexander Clark was a civil rights figure who lived in Muscatine, and is famous for winning a lawsuit he brought forth to allow his daughter, Susan, to attend a non-integrated school in Iowa back in 1867. You can learn more about Clark, his many accomplishments and the foundation named after him, here.
- Co-host Brittany Kyles spoke with Tara Tensley, the daughter of Clyde Mayfield. Mayfield was a Missouri native, but went on to spend most of his life in Davenport, leading the charge of several initiatives to help black and brown communities across the QCA.
- Reporter Evan Denton spoke with Ryan Sadler, a board member with the Friends of MLK group, about the contributions of other civil rights figures who have ties to the Quad Cities Area and what Friends of MLK has planned to honor more civil rights icons in the future.
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