Official State of Iowa Website

African Americans in Iowa: 2024

Feb 01, 2024

February 5, 2024

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 2024 profile, updated using data from the 2022 American Community Survey data, can be found here.