A free symposium starting at 12:30 p.m. on February 14 at the Hoover Presidential Library-Museum in West Branch, Iowa examines the significance of African Americans to the history of Iowa and surrounding states. The contributions of African Americans are reflected in a number of Midwest National Park Service sites. Featured presenters are from the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Lincoln Home National Historic Site (NHS), the George Washington Carver National Monument, and the Brown vs. Board of Education NHS.
Additional presentations discuss First Lady Lou Henry Hoover's desegregation of White House social functions and the building of Iowa's African American heritage. The half-day symposium coincides with the current Hoover Library-Museum exhibit, "In Search of African America: One Collector's Experience," which ends on March 21, 2004.
Symposium partners are the African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center, Hoover Presidential Library Association Hoover National Historic Site, and Humanities Iowa.
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum
P.O. Box 488
West Branch, IA 52358
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