Black History in Iowa at Noon

Black History in Iowa at Noon

Date/Time
Feb 22, 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

Emancipation Celebrations: the Historical Context for Juneteenth

Join Leo Landis, State Curator for the State Historical Society of Iowa, and learn about the history of Juneteenth, which has been a state holiday in Iowa since 2022 and became a federal holiday in 2021. Emancipation events in Iowa took place prior to the Civil War in Muscatine and over time, communities of various sizes including Clarinda, Corning, and Sioux City have hosted events. The gatherings show that Iowans of many backgrounds have come together to celebrate freedom and equality.

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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