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Black in the QCA

Jessica Gallagher
Karen Orozco Gutierrez holds a picture of her great-grandfather, Milton Howard, a Quad-Cities man who was born free and kidnapped into slavery, escaped to serve in the Civil War and later was a 56 year employee of the Arsenal.

On Midwest Week, in their own words African American residents of the Quad Cities describe what it's like to live here.

Herb Trix's guest is Liz Boardman, City Editor for the Quad City Times and Dispatch-Argus.

You can also hear Midwest Week Fridays on WVIK at 6:20 pm during All Things Considered.