The City's Office of Equity and Human Rights has partnered with the African American Museum of Iowa to host a free virtual presentation on the history of Buxton, Iowa, an early 20th century town where African Americans were welcomed with little racism and discrimination. 

Entitled "Wonders of Buxton," the presentation will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, via Zoom. The presentation will transport curious minds back to the first decades of the 20th century to Buxton, a bustling mining town that was referred to as a utopia for the majority of the town's residents: African Americans. 

Featuring an African American baseball team, the first African American to graduate from the University of Iowa's College of Medicine, and thriving schools, the town of Buxton was an important, but sometimes forgotten, part of Iowa's history. 

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Date of publication

Thursday, January 21, 2021