The Black Community, Spring 2013

Apr.      1       Politics and Education

                      Willie Mae Wright, First Woman Elected Official in Waterloo, Iowa  

                       “African-American Voices of the Cedar Valley”                    

Discussion Question: Discuss how Willie Mae Wright's political career had a positive impact on the Waterloo community. Provide two examples to explain your position. 

Apr.      3      Russ Lowe, First African American,                   

                     “African-American Voices of the Cedar Valley”              

Discussion Question: How did Russ Lowe navigate the educational system to create administrative changes in the Waterloo School District? Describe this process in 7-9 sentences.

Apr.       8      Ollabelle Reed,

                      “African-American Voices of the Cedar Valley”    

 Discussion Question: Describe Mrs. Reed's passion and commitment to education by providing two expamples that illustrate your points.

  

Apr.       29  Business and Sports   

                    Walter Grey, Owner of Grey’s Barber Shop for 30 years

                      “African-American Voices of the Cedar Valley”              

                      Field Experience narrative and site visit form (3) are due in class

 

May      1     Vivret Norman, Oldest Living Harlem Globetrotter and Humanitarian

                     “African-American Voices of the Cedar Valley”                 

 

May      6    Mary Spencer, Teacher and Buxton Resident

                    Documentary - “African-American Voices of the Cedar Valley”

                    Readings -  Buxton: chapter 1                

 

May      8     Bennie Moore, Factory Worker and Buxton Resident

                    Documentary - “African-American Voices of the Cedar Valley”              

                     Readings – Buxton: chapter 6