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Iowa History 101: Iowa's African American Civil War Heritage

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Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 12:00 to 1:00pm
600 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA

Join Dr. David Brodnax, Sr., Professor of History at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois, in an exploration of Iowa’s black Civil War veterans and their families and communities. This webinar will look at wartime black migration into the Hawkeye State, the service of Iowa’s 60th U.S. Colored Infantry regiment, and the postwar lives of veterans, including their central role in civil rights efforts.

The Iowa History 101 webinars share Iowa stories and the history of the state through a cultural history lens on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Registration is required for each event and to receive a link to the recorded program.


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