Black History in Iowa at Noon

Black History in Iowa at Noon

Date/Time
Feb 08, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location
Meeting Room D

Description

Black History in Iowa
A series provided by the State Historical Society of Iowa

“We Came Home Together”: Black Civil War Veterans and Community Building in Iowa

Join Dwain Coleman, University of Iowa Ph.D. candidate and co-director of the Iowa Colored Conventions Digital Project, as he discusses how Black Civil War Veterans of the 1st Iowa Regiment of African Descent (60th U.S. Colored Infantry) and their families used the goodwill obtained through their service to fight for equal rights and social space in Iowa’s communities.

Join us for the entire series, including:
2/1 ~ Iowa’s Black Migration: Into, Around, Out Of, and Back Again
2/8 ~ “We Came Home Together”: Black Civil War Veterans and Community Building in Iowa
2/15 ~ The Education and Training of Seven African American U.S. Army Officers
2/22 ~ Emancipation Celebrations: the Historical Context for Juneteenth

Wednesdays at Noon in Room D

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