In 2022, I was honored to be included in the following documentaries, talking about Buxton.
The African American Midwest: A 500 Year Fight for Freedom
As stated in “The 1539 Project: Why Black Midwest and Iowa history matters,” producers of “The African American Midwest” hope to show that the Midwest is not only America’s geographic heartland — it is the beating heart of African American history. The producers include Christy Clark-Pujara, Ashley Howard, and Erik S. McDuffie. The Buxton segment may be changed and/or expanded when production begins. The following segment is also available for viewing: BLACK PIONEERS & BUFFALO SOLDIERS: The Legend of Nicodemus, Kansas
Telling Our Own Stories: Black History
Professor Venise Berry and filmmaker Steve Berry, a brother and sister team, produced the Black history segment of a four-part series on Iowa PBS. The other episodes are: Poverty and the Wealth Gap, Racism and Its Impact, and Ending Racism.
Remembering Buxton, Iowa: A Town Lost to Time
KYOU produced an hour-long special on Buxton. Not only was I featured in it, I provided research to the producers.
My grandparents were from Buxton.
Blakey and Parkey
That’s neat, Amity. Did they talk about what it was like living there?
My grandfather was born and raised in Buxton. I’ve heard his father was the constable. They called him big black. His last name was Wesley.
That’s great that you have Buxton connections! I will see if I can find a “Wesley” mentioned as constable…
My great great grandma Bertha Cain was a school teacher there. My grandpa has a ton of history about buxton!!!
That’s awesome! Not only that your great great grandmother was born there, but that the history was preserved!