The African American Museum of Iowa will give a presentation entitled "Endless Possibilities: Iowa's African American History" at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, via Zoom.

Those who take part will learn that Iowa was the first state in the US to officially integrate public schools in 1868, just three years after the Civil War. 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 park in this presentation

  • Follow link to Zoom meeting. Those interested should join meeting 15 minutes early to ensure a spot. The presentation is capped at 100.
  • Or visit Zoom and use the following to login:
    • Meeting ID: 857 9360 6944
    • Password: 533712

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

Date of publication

Tuesday, August 04, 2020