On Deck - Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | WGLT

On Deck - Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Feb 23, 2021

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Our top story is about how a Morton family is creating a new scholarship to help students with dyslexia achieve their goals in higher education.  You'll also hear how in 1870 in the small town of El Paso, IL, a barber and Civil War veteran named David Strother was the first Black man in the state, and one of the first in the country, to exercise his legal right to vote in an election. Just as important: it was a local election. To commemorate Strother for Black History Month and encourage Peoria residents to vote in today's election, Tory Dahlhoff brings us his story.

  

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