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February 2019

Endless Possibilities: Iowa’s African American History

February 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Marion Public Library, 1095 6th Ave
Marion, IA 52351
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Iowa’s history holds a wealth of African American history. From York, the first African American in Iowa and member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, to Iowa's integrated schools in 1867, just two years after slavery, to the first Black president, Barack Obama, Iowa has been the place of many strides for African Americans. Come learn these stories and more in Endless Possibilities: Iowa's African American History.  

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From Slavery to Soul Food

February 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Northern Iowa – Rod Library, 1227 W. 27th Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50614 United States
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The term "soul food" did not become common until the 1960s, with the rise of the civil rights and black nationalist movements, but foods like collard greens, black-eyed peas, corn bread, and fried chicken have been a part of the African American culinary legacy for centuries. Dr. Sharp will share her research on the culinary practices of enslaved people of the US South and draw connections to the current food scene. This program is supported by Humanities Iowa and the…

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