Lit City Episode Seven: Don't Tread On Me -- Iowa's Literary Walk and Struggles with Diversity

Mar 23, 2017

Moments of Impact by Jaime Schultz
Invisible Hawkeyes, edited by Lena and Michael Hill
Credit University of Iowa Press

In this episode of Lit City, we take an irreverent stroll down Iowa City's famed Literary Walk before focusing in on some athletes and artists whose stories haven't yet been commemorated in bronze.

First we hear the tragic stories of some of Iowa's first African-American college football players from Jaime Schultz, Associate Professor of Kinesiology at Penn State and author of Moments of Impact: Injury, Racialized Memory, and Reconciliation in College Football. 

Next we learn about the often untold stories of some of the University of Iowa's earliest African-American art students from UI associate professors of English Lena and Michael Hill, editors of the 2016 book Invisible Hawkeyes: African Americans at the University of Iowa during the Long Civil Rights Era​.