Monday, February 19
West Des Moines Community Schools Learning Resource Center
3550 Mills Civic Park
Roger Maxwell is a internationally known musician, composer, staunch civil rights advocate whose amazingly positive outlook has lead to a life rich with stories, music and hope.
Join Mr. Maxwell as he shares stories about growing up in Marshalltown, including the time Olympian Jesse Owens stayed with his parents because no hotel would allow African Americans to rent a room.
His love of jazz allowed Roger to meet musicians and singers, including Ella Fitzgerald, Jimmy Dorsey, The Ink Spots and many more.
Roger and Bunny Maxwell have traveled the world, teaching students to play music, sing and thrive in a world that always hasn’t been accepting.
Join the West Des Moines HIstorical Society as we celebrate Black History Month with this amazing Iowan.
Free will offering accepted at the door.