Marking Civil Rights History in Iowa

Mar 6, 2019

Only 11 sites in Iowa are listed on the National Register of Historic Places as having played an important role in African American history. The State Historic Preservation Office is hoping Iowans participate in a new project that will put more spots on the map – the 20th Century Civil Rights Survey Project.

In this episode of Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe talks with those involved: Paula Mohr, architectural historian at the State Historical Society of Iowa, and Betty Andrews, president of the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP.

Later, we preview two new documentaries premiering on Iowa Public Television this week, the documentary film “The Happiness Machine” and the IPTV series “Iowa Land and Sky.”