A History of Buxton, Iowa

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Buxton, Iowa is an inspiring example of equity, inclusion, and diversity. Established in 1900, Buxton was a thriving coal mining town of 5,000 residents, where Blacks and whites were treated equally and both thrived. Additionally, African Americans, who made up 40% - 55% of Buxton’s population for most of its existence, were doctors, lawyers, teachers, leaders in the community, and more. From Buxton, we can learn what happens when all people are given equal access to opportunities, education, jobs, equal pay and more.


Rachelle Chase, author of "Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa" and "Lost Buxton," has given more than 80 presentations about the amazing town of Buxton and has now turned her attention to the lessons we can learn--and apply--from Buxton today. Rachelle is the president of a new nonprofit, Uniting Through History, a former senior business analyst for Fortune 500 companies, model, published romance author, and podcaster. More information at: UnitingThroughHistory.org or RachelleChase.com.


Indoor Program (2021)

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.