The African American Museum of Iowa will give a presentation on Black history in Iowa at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 via Zoom.

The presentation will explore how Black history has helped shape Iowa's history. Entitled "Endless Possibilities: Iowa's African American History," those who take part will learn about Iowa being the first state in the U.S. to officially integrate its public schools in 1868, just three years after the Civil War ended. Surprised? This and so much more is part of Iowa’s wealth of African American history. From York, the first African American in Iowa and member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, to the first Black president, Barack Obama, African American history is American history and Iowa has many stories to share.

How to take part in the presentation

  1.  Follow link to Zoom meeting. Those interested should join the meeting 15 minutes early to ensure a spot. The presentation is capped at 100 participants.
  2. If needed:
    • Meeting ID: 893 7300 0334
    • Passcode: 693162

The presentation is hosted by the City of Iowa City's Office of Equity and Human Rights and Johnson County Government. 

Date of publication

Friday, September 25, 2020

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