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Feb 24

Ames History Museum-Endless Possibilities: Iowa’s African American History

Wed / February 24, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Ames History Museum, 416 Douglas Ave, #101, Ames, IA 50010

Endless Possibilities: Iowa’s African American History

Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00pm

Virtual via Zoom – click here to register!

Presented by Sean Donaldson, African American Museum of Iowa

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.

2021 Lecture Series presented in partnership by Ames History Museum and Ames Public Library. Lectures are free and open to the public, but attendees must register in advance to get the Zoom link.