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This week on The Exchange, we talk with essayist and activist J. Chester Johnson about his new book Damaged Heritage: The Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation.  Johnson's beloved grandfather took part in the massacre where hundreds of African American share croppers where killed.  His grandfather was also a member of the Klu Klux Klan. 

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Another Woodbury County resident has died from the coronavirus.  According to Siouxland District Health, the man was 61 – 80 years old.  The death raised Woodbury County's total to 38.  As of this morning there were 17 new confirmed cases to COVID-19 in the county, with a total of 2, 931. 

Iowa was reporting another four COVID-19 deaths since the state's tally yesterday, bringing the Iowa's statewide total to 606. There are 21,919 confirmed cases of COVID-19, in Iowa.  That is an increase of 330 since yesterday. 

The Exchange, Wednesday, February 19, and Friday, February 21.

February is Black History month, and we talk with one of the editors of a new book that contains first-person stories and photos of African Americans who were once enslaved.  The interviews were done by writers with the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s.  

Also, a preview of a program at the Sioux City Public Museum this weekend where you can learn everything you need to know about the upcoming 2020 census that takes place April 1st.