Pella Public Library presents Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa
Name: Pella Public Library presents Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa
Date: May 14, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
You may have heard of Buxton, Iowa, the coal mining town established in 1900 where five thousand African Americans and Caucasians lived, worked and attended school together. But do you know how and why the town was created? Come learn about the corporations, men, and women who made Buxton one of the most amazing towns in the nation. Using photos and audio clips, author Rachelle Chase will share the fascinating events that created this unique community, its notable residents, and what made it disappear. Rachelle Chase is the author of Lost Buxton (2017) and Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa (2019). At 6:30pm in the Pella Public Library meeting room, 603 Main St. Free and open to the public.