This Cedar Rapids Gazette article focuses on the work of the CongoReform Association, a local Iowa group comprised mostly of East African immigrants. The organization's members work to help new arrivals to the area to find jobs, enroll their children in school and otherwise integrate into Iowa life.
- What are some of the reasons that pushed Congolese refugees out of their country and to places like Iowa?
- How does the CongoReform Association help refugees get settled when they come to Iowa?
Martinez, Adella, “Esperanza and Cruz Martinez, 1920,” Migration is Beautiful, Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, 1920. Courtesy of Iowa Women’s Archives