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An Iowa County Once Named for a Slave-Owning Vice President is Now Named After a Trailblazing Black Woman

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Another slave owner’s legacy took an L this week after officials in Johnson County, Iowa unanimously decided to rename the county after Lulu Merle Johnson– a long-time academic who was the first Black woman to earn a doctorate from the University of Iowa and in the entire state itself.

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