Editors of a book on African-American history in Iowa are asking Iowans to contribute pictures to illustrate the work. Book editor Jack Lufkin says the chapters are written, and being edited. He says if they have pictures that have never been published before, they would love to see the images.Lufkin says if you have great pictures of Iowa’s black history, contact him immediately at the State Historical Society in Des Moines.Lufkin says there’s never been a comprehensive history like this.Lufkin has written one the book’s chapters, about African-American businesses. Other authors include Richard, Lord Acton of Cedar Rapids; Ron Langston, a black republican activist from Des Moines; and Alfredo Parrish, a black lawyer from Des Moines. The book, titled “Outside In,” has been in the works for the past three years and will be released early next year.
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