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University of Iowa

1999

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My Iowa Journey: The Life Story Of The University Of Iowa's First African American Professor, Philip G. Hubbard Jan 1999

My Iowa Journey: The Life Story Of The University Of Iowa's First African American Professor, Philip G. Hubbard

Singular Lives: The Iowa Series in North American Autobiography

Philip Hubbard's life story begins in 1921 in Macon, a county seat in the Bible Belt of north central Missouri, whose history as a former slave state permeated the culture of his childhood. When he was four his mother moved her family 140 miles north to Des Moines in search of the greater educational opportunity that Iowa offered African American students. In this recounting of the effects of that journey on the rest of his life, Phil Hubbard merges his private and public life and career into an affectionate, powerful, and important story. Hubbard graduated from the University of ...