Articles from November 2019

Dwain Coleman

UI grad student sheds light on the history of black Iowans in the state

Coleman's award-winning master's thesis focused on how African-American soldiers built a unique community in Newton following the Civil War.
Julia Lucas walked this path on her three-state journey.

UI grad student follows in her ancestor's footsteps

Thanks to her MFA Summer Fellowship, Julia Lucas decided to retrace her ancestor's 400 mile trek from Tennessee to Arkansas.