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George Raveling And “The Speech”

Iowans who have been around for the last 30 years can hardly forget George Raveling, the high energy former Iowa Men’s basketball coach. Raveling always prided himself more as a leader and shaper of young men than as a basketball … Continue reading

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Fiftieth Anniversary Of The March On Washington

Today the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Justice is commemorated in Washington. Remember that Dr. King was among other things, a true believer in jobs with dignity and decent pay to bridge the distances between … Continue reading

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Quad City Fed Notes Civil Rights March Anniversary

A note from the Quad City Federation of Labor: Brothers and Sisters, On Wednesday, Aug. 28, communities across the country, and indeed across the world, will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington D.C. The … Continue reading

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Voting Rights and the March on Washington

(Editor’s Note: Ari Berman is a friend of Blog for Iowa, and he passed along this note which may be of interest to readers). Dear Friends, I wanted to pass on a few timely new stories that I thought would … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Kings

We are nearing the fiftieth anniversary of the “March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom.” In the sweltering summer of 1963 with tensions mounting throughout the country for action on civil rights, huge crowds descended on the nation’s capital in … Continue reading

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Good Bye Bachmann

The way she lies, is someone doing a fact check on this one? Based on her history, it has about a 10% chance of being true that she is really quitting. Sadly the circumstances that produce a Bachmann have been made … Continue reading

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