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JACKSON, Peggy (Dubuque IA-- ). In 2019 Jackson organized her 14th annual "A Walk Through Black History," an event held every February during Black History Month at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. For 2019, Jackson chose performances promoting diversity and lesser-known stories with major impacts on black history.

When the annual event began, there was a feeling that African-Amerian children were unaware of accomplishments made by their ancestors. She worked with Cammie DEAN and her pastor to begin the program and has inspired others to suggest more material. Stories shared included the meeting of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and the Freedom Riders. Other performances have been the musical "Crowns," Delany Sisters, Ellen Craft and Ellen Shephard.



Kohl, Niki; Jessica Reilly and TH Archives, "Bringing Diversity to Dubuque's Arts Scene, The Arts in the Tri-States, Telegraph Herald, May 23, 2019, p. 17