Today marks the end of Black History Month. I would like to highlight some selected posts we’ve done that celebrate the history of Black students, faculty, and staff here at Iowa State.
- Black History Month at Iowa State: Some Lesser-Known Pioneers
- Formation of the Black Student Organization at ISU
- Ralph Ellison, Film, Jazz, and Cultural Memory Gaps
- Collecting Student Life Amongst Diverse Communities
- Giving Thanks for the Life and Legacy of Dr. George Jackson
- #BlackHistoryMonth: 1984 Olympic Medalists in Men’s Track`
- Rare Book Highlights: Illustrated editions of Paul Laurence Dunbar
- Early History of Multicultural Student Affairs at Iowa State
Over the years our knowledge about the accomplishments of Black students, faculty, and staff at Iowa State has grown and, as a result, we are able to share that information. We will continue to work to document and share the history of Black people, and other underrepresented communities, here at ISU, but also strive to post year-round to celebrate the impact that Black students, faculty, and staff have had on our campus, and not just limit our recognition to one month.
I hope you enjoy reading or rereading these posts. If you would like to learn more about this topic, please visit us. We’re located on the 4th floor of the Parks Library, open M–F 9 to 5.