Black History Ball: From Africa to Black Iowans

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Black History Ball: From Africa to Black Iowans

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Saturday, Feb 3, 7-10 pm

Location: Assembly Room

Tickets go on sale on Jan 2, 2024

Prepare for an amazing event that you won’t forget! In celebration of Black History Month, ICSC’s Original Mature Groovers (formerly known as Elders of Color) are teaming up with local non-profit organization Sankofa Outreach Connection to present Iowa City’s first-of-its-kind Black History Ball. The event was conceived to celebrate the rich history and culture of the Iowan African American community, while also promoting unity and fostering connections among our residents.

ICSC is partnering with UI Stanley Museum of Art to present an art exhibit curated specifically for this event, which will open on Feb 3. The night will include live jazz music by the Curtis Taylor Quartet, keynote speaker Dr. Ashley Howard, and food representing both African cuisine and traditional African American dishes. Last but not least, attendees will have an opportunity to bid on African-inspired masks to support the event.

Tickets are $50/person and will go on sale Jan 2, 2024. Funds raised from the event will benefit Friends of the Iowa City Senior Center and Sankofa Outreach Connection.


February 3
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Iowa City Senior Center
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Iowa City Senior Center
28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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