Hal Chase to Present Outside In: African American History in Iowa at on Feb 21


In recognition of Black History Month, Southeastern Community College will host Dr. Hal Chase for two presentations of Outside In: African-American History in Iowa, 1838-2018. Dr. Chase will present at noon in the Industrial Technology Training Center on SCC’s Keokuk campus and at 6:30 p.m. in room 123 on West Burlington’s campus on Wednesday, February 21.

The presentation is an audio-visual program that walks the audience through the milestones of Iowa’s African-American history from its territorial beginning in 1838 to the present. Dr. Chase focuses on African-American history’s intertwined and intimate relationship between black and white Americans, which has ranged from marriage to murder in the heart of our nation’s history.

A Question & Answer will be held after the presentation, during which the audience is encouraged to share their own stories and pieces of the nation’s rich African-American heritage.

Dr. Chase earned his BA from Washington & Lee University, his MA from Stanford University, and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in American Civilization with an emphasis on African American History. He taught U.S. African American and Iowa history at Des Moines Area Community College from 1989 to 2009.

To learn more about Dr. Chase, call (515) 208-7248 or email avrilandhalchase@mchsi.com.  

The presentation is funded by Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and is sponsored by the SCC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

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