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"The Maid Narratives" Tells The Stories Of African Americans Who Served White Families

A picture of facilities that where based on race during the era of Jim Crow Laws.

Listen back to host Charity Nebbe's conversation with the authors and some of the people featured in the book, "The Maid Narratives: Black Domestics and White Families in the Jim Crow South." 

After you've listened back, attend a discussion about the complicated racial dynamics within the homes of the Jim Crow era on Tuesday, March 3 at the Iowa City Public Library.

The Iowa Women's Archives is hosting the event in celebration of  Women’s History Month. Featured guests for the discussion include historians, social workers and civil rights activists, and the authors of the book.    

This post was updated at 11:00 a.m. on Feb. 2, 2020 after this "Talk of Iowa" show re-aired on Iowa Public Radio. This program originally aired on Feb. 5, 2013.