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THREE MINUTES: Rep. Ruth Ann Gaines

Posted on: 10:37 pm, May 26, 2013, by , updated on: 01:21am, May 27, 2013

As we observe Memorial Day, a group of Iowans is getting ready for another big event, one that honors the sacrifices made to end slavery.

One of Iowa’s Juneteenth organizers is spending Three Minutes in the Chair.

You may know Ruth Ann Gaines as a former teacher and current state lawmaker but did you know she’s also an actor?

This week, Gaines shares her thoughts on drama, race, and a higher office to Dan Winters.

Gaines’ next dramatic venture is a new play that tells the story of Iowa State Football player Jack Trice. It will be performed as part of next month’s Juneteenth celebration.