KHAS Celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrate the Legacy and the Legend of Rev Dr. Martin King Jr.

Archie Alexander was the first African American to graduate from the University of Iowa School of Engineering.

 

Archie Alexander

Archie Alexander was the first African American to graduate from the University of Iowa

School of Engineering. When he could not find work as an engineer, he started his own

construction firm in Des Moines.

During the mid 1900s, Alexander was one of the best-

known African American businessmen in the United States. His firm built many roads

and bridges across the country.

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