Monday, January 7, 2008

African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa

Edgar Hicks, a nationally-known expert on current
issues in African American agriculture, will discuss the
state of the black farmer in America in light of the legacy
of George Washington Carver in his lecture, "The Black Farmer

Hicks is a grain consultant and risk management
consultant for the Rural Development Commission (RDC) in the
State of Nebraska. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m.
January 15 at the Council Bluffs Public Library. The event is
free and open to the public.

This program is a part of the African American Historical
Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa's year-long project,
"Iowa Roots, Global Impact: The Life and Legacy of George
Washington Carver." This project includes a major exhibition
at the museum, traveling exhibits, programs and more. This
project is supported by the Roy J. Carver Charitable
Trust; the State Historical Society, Inc.; Humanities
Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities; General
Mills; Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area; Pioneer;
among others.

For more information visit the museum's web site or call

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