PACG Fund Drive to Buy a Large Kiosk Display Screen at
the MLK Interpretive Center
Another goal is to make people aware of the MLK Interpretive Center and of the rich local history of the African American community in Davenport. Local historian Craig Klein, a University of Iowa graduate student, has researched the first three generations of Davenport's pioneer African American community, from the late 1840s to the mid-1920s. His work is documented in a 900-page manuscript titled Davenport's Pioneer African-American Community: A Sourcebook. His Sourcebook will provide material for many of the display screens at the MKL Interpretive Center.
We will share some of this history with you over the month in the Weekly Email Update (WEU) and our PACG Blog.