1838 to Today: Johnson County, Iowa – A Dream of Diversity.
In 2021 – Iowa City, Johnson County, and UI all have taken positive steps in breaking down long-standing walls of racial discrimination, honoring James Alan McPherson, Lulu Johnson, and Duke Slater respectively, while electors have welcomed both a Sudanese and a Vietnamese woman into public office.
Could it be that MLK’s Dream where men and women are judged by character, and not by the color of their skin, is possible today? Come look at the lineup of brave Iowans (past and present) who believe it’s possible.
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