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A New Exhibit On Activism Recorded History As It Happened

Black Lives Matter protest.
Maria Oswalt
Black Lives Matter protest.

George Floyd’s death ignited a summer of protest and a powerful resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, but long before this happened the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids started working on an exhibit about modern activist movements. This included Black Lives Matter, the #MeToo movement, protests by athletes and for LGBTQ rights.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with the museum's executive director, LaNisha Cassell about the summer's protests and the opportunity to record history as it happened with Unwavering: 21st Century Activism. The exhibit opened to the public on September 18th, and the museum's virtual History Makers Gala is scheduled September 24, 2020.


· LaNisha Cassell, executive director, African American Museum of Iowa

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
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