Official State of Iowa Website

African Americans in Iowa: 2023

Feb 06, 2023

February 6, 2023

To recall and celebrate the positive contributions to our nation made by people of African descent,

American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week beginning on Feb. 12, 1926. In

1976, as part of the nation’s bicentennial, the week was expanded into Black History Month.

The 2023 profile, updated using data from the 2021 American Community Survey data, can be found here.