The Iowa Federation Home at 942 Iowa Ave., and Tate Arms at 914 S. Dubuque St., are important in illustrating African American responses to racial segregation in housing, including university student housing, in Iowa City during the early to mid-twentieth century.
Learn more about these two historic homes that provided housing to African American students and residents when housing options for black residents in the city were extremely limited, at a presentation at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at the Iowa City Public Library's Meeting Room A.
Jessica Bristow, Historic Preservationist for the City, will give a presentation on the structures.
Both buildings were nominated and approved to be added to the National Register of Historic Places. The City has created educational signage and provided print and digital media educational materials on these buildings with funds provided by an African American Civil Rights Grant from the National Park Service.
To learn about more City of Iowa City Black History Month events, visit our website.