Katz Drugstore Sit-In Protests, Des Moines (1948-1949)

The Katz Drugstore Protests in Des Moines, Iowa, began on July 7, 1948, when Edna May Griffin, John Bibbs, Leonard Hudson, and Griffin’s one-year-old daughter, Phyllis Griffin, entered the Katz Drug Store to eat at the lunch counter. The group was refused service because they … Read MoreKatz Drugstore Sit-In Protests, Des Moines (1948-1949)

Francois M. Abboud (1931- )

Dr. Francois M. Abboud has a number of titles. He is Professor of Internal Medicine and of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Edith King Pearson Chair in Cardiovascular Research, Chair Emeritus, Department of Internal Medicine, Founder and Director of the Abboud Cardiovascular Research Centre at the … Read MoreFrancois M. Abboud (1931- )

The Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School (1901- )

The Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School was a military base and training facility located on the south side of Des Moines, Iowa. During World War I it was the training facility for the first large group of African Americans officers to serve … Read MoreThe Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School (1901- )