Topic: Endless Possibilities - Iowa's African American History
Presenter: Sean Donaldson, African American Museum of Iowa
Join Ames History Museum and Ames Public Library for a series of online lectures.
Iowa was 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.
See books and Library materials related to the topic at http://bit.ly/IowasAfricanAmericanHistory
Please register for this event at ameshistory.org/event/endless-possibilities-iowas-african-american-history
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