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Mary Hartnett

February is Black History Month, and the NAACP of Sioux City has been holding

special events to honor those who have contributed to the welfare of the African

American Community.  Sunday afternoon, siouxlanders gathered at the Sioux City

Public Museum for a conversation about diversity and equal rights, hosted by the

Sioux City branch of the NAACP.

Credit Mary Hartnett

Civl rights pioneer AP Tureaud (two-ROW) and Sioux City human rights advocate Richard Hayes told stories about times they attended the event. Ike Rayford, president of the Sioux City chapter of the NAACP was also at the event. Hayes talked about how Sioux City was a good place to grow up, but some places still discriminated against African Americans.

One example was a story about a trip he made to Memphis Tennessee where he said him and his brother learned about sitting in the back of the bus. AP Tureaud followed this with stories about growing up in New Orleans where things were segregated.

Credit Mary Hartnett

Produced by Gage Teunissen

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