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Iowa and the Underground Railroad


Some excellent resources are available to the student of this exciting period in Iowa history.

Publications and Web Resources

Iowa Heritage Illustrated - Summer 2009 (Vol. 90, No. 2)

Order back issues here

The Iowan - January/February 2005 issue

The Underground Railroad in Iowa

IPTV Pathways

Iowa and the Underground Railroad

John Brown Freedom Trail

National Geographic Society's "The Underground Railroad"

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Visit the website

Outside In - African-American History in Iowa 1838-2000 - G. Galin Berrier

See Chapter 3: "The Underground Railroad in Iowa"
Available through The Museum Store


Museums, Exhibits, and Programs

African American Museum of Iowa Journey to Freedom, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site Network to Freedom exhibit, West Branch, Iowa

National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom


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