The Exchange 02.07.24: Celebrating Black Siouxland athletes; NW AEA Chief Administrator talks about a possible change for Iowa's Area Education Agencies
This week on The Exchange we celebrate the legacy of Siouxland's Black athletes.
We also dig into the details of Governor Kim Reynold's plan to change the way Iowa's Area Education Agencies deliver special education and other services. We talk with the NW AEA's Chief Administrator Dan Cox.
And we talk with some of the attendees at Saturday's gathering at the Sioux City Public Museum called Paving the Way: Black Sports Heroes of Central High School. The very first Black Siouxland high school athlete was Leland Washington. He attended Central High School in 1904.
We also talk with author and filmmaker Jim Tillman, who has written two books about the history of Black Americans in Sioux City. He showed a short film on the Black athletes that left their mark on Siouxland in the 20th century.
And we hear the story of the Sioux City Ghosts, a fast-pitch baseball team of Black Americans who toured the country from the 1930s-to-the-1950s. It is another Small Wonder from Jim Schaap.