Join AAMI Museum Educator at the Musser Public Library for a presentation on Iowa Civil Rights. Explore the struggles and triumphs of the fight for equal rights in Iowa from the first documented refusal to pay a school tax to the marches and sit-ins of the 1950s and 60s. Alexander Clark, Viola Gibson, Edna Griffin, and Charles Toney are just some of the many celebrated individuals in this program.
This event is timed with the release of a new picture book, Susie Clark: The Bravest Girl You’ve Ever Seen! Author Joshalyn Hickey-Johnson and illustrator Hayle Calvin give an imagined glimpse into the true story of Susan Clark and her family who desegrated Iowa schools in 1868–right here in Muscatine.