You may have heard of Buxton, Iowa, the coal mining town established in 1900 where five thousand African Americans and Caucasians lived, worked, and attended school together. But do you know how and why the town was created? Using photos and audio clips, author Rachelle Chase will share the fascinating events that created this unique community, its notable residents, and what made it disappear. Rachelle Chase is the author of Lost Buxton (2017) and Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa (coming January 2019).

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