African American history is Iowa’s history, all year long

Tatum Ashford, 6, of Iowa City, looks at displays from the African American Museum of Iowa during a Juneteenth celebration Saturday afternoon, June 24, 2017, at Mercer Park Aquatic Center in Iowa City. Juneteenth is a celebration of the end of slavery in 1865. The theme of this year’s celebration was “U & I in Community,” and featured music, historic displays, children’s activities, free food and a health and resources fair. (Dan Williamson/Freelance)

LaNisha Cassell, guest columnist

Nationwide celebrations of Black History Month may be coming to an end, but the African American Museum of Iowa provides communities with accessible, year-round resources.

From on-site exhibits and programming to traveling resources and online material, the museum’s purpose is meet your desire to learn more Iowa’s rich African-American history; Iowa’s history.

Walk in for a self-guided tour or schedule your group’s docent-led guided tour. Search our collections catalog or stop by to conduct research in our…

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