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  1. Alexander Clark: Civil Rights Leader: Exhibit at the Muscatine Art Center

    September 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - February 28, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Muscatine Art Center

    The local history gallery currently features “Alexander Clark: Civil Rights Leader.” Alexander Clark is regarded as Muscatine’s most prominent black citizen, and one of the community’s most accomplished residents and a prominent Iowa civil rights leader. Clark is notable in Iowa history for other things, too. He sued the Muscatine school board on behalf of his daughter, Susan, in a landmark case that outlawed school segregation in Iowa. His son, Alexander Jr., became the first black graduate of the University of Iowa law school in 1879. Alexander Sr. became the second black graduate of the law school in 1884 at the age of 58. In August 1862, Clark sent a letter to Governor Kirkwood offering to raise companies of black troops to serve in one of Iowa’s white regiments (this was at a time when integrated troops were not allowed). By the summer of 1863, Alexander Clark and community leader George V. Black began recruiting for the 1st Regiment of Iowa African Infantry.

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  2. Muscatine Art Center Exhibit: Gerberich’s Gadgetry: Re-Tooled

    November 18, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Muscatine Art Center

    teve Gerberich returns to Muscatine with a new exhibition of Gadgetry – a.k.a. “Art that Moves.” Explore Gerberich’s world of entertaining contraptions in Gerberich’s Gadgetry: Re-Tooled. The exhibition captures the imagination with sculptures such as “Glam-O-Matic,” the “Cranky Goose,” and “Stuart Little Tours New York City.” Admission is free of charge.

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  3. Muscatine Community College Presents Their Fall Play: The Humans

    November 18, 2018, 2:00 PM

    Just like your family Thanksgiving, this play is both dramatic and funny. Filled with equal parts humor and hurt, The Humans is a Tony-Award-winning play from popular playwright Stephen Karam that tells the story of the quintessential family reunion: a group of people who love each other but still bicker. The Blake family has gathered for Thanksgiving dinner at the New York City apartment of Brigid, the youngest Blake. A blue collar family living paycheck to paycheck, the Blakes are struggling with much more than just their economic state; Momo is battling Alzheimer’s, Brigid’s older sister Aimee just suffered a horrendous breakup, and Brigid is fighting to make it as a musician in the Big Apple. However, worse than these obvious obstacles are the secrets contained within the family, secrets that are just waiting to bubble to the surface while the turkey is being carved.

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