History Makers Gala

Join the African American Museum of Iowa to honor African Americans who’ve made an indelible impact as a trailblazer, change agent, legacy maker or role model in their communities. The AAMI’s only fundraiser, the annual History Makers Gala attracts guests from all over Iowa. Proceeds benefit the AAMI’s efforts to carry out its mission to preserve, exhibit, and teach the African American heritage of Iowa

2017 History Makers Gala

Thursday, September 7, 2017
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

This year, we are pleased to recognize four History Makers:

  • Deborah Berry – Waterloo
  • Leon Mosley – Waterloo
  • Dr. Jerome Pierson – Sioux City
  • Dale Todd – Cedar Rapids

Each of our honorees will take the stage during the Gala. The semi-formal affair includes a gourmet meal with dessert, light jazz, a cash bar, and our exciting “Heads or Tails” raffle back by popular demand.

Reserve your ticket using the form below! To learn more about purchasing a table or sponsoring the event, contact LaNisha Cassell at lcassell@blackiowa.org or 319-862-2101 ext.223.

Gala Registration Form

$ 50.00
Personal Info

Create an account (optional)

Donation Total: $50.00

Meet Our History Makers

Andrews, Betty – 2014
Belcher, Romonda D. – 2011
Bell, Sandra K. – 2012
Boykin, George – 2016
Caldwell-Johnson, Teree – 2010
Chapman, Dr. Mary – 2012
Cheeks, Kimberly – 2016
Coleman, Marian – 2011
Davison, Henry – 2015
Eichacker, Lois H. – 2014
Estes, Elaine – 2013
Felton, Dr. Geraldene – 2012
Franklin, Dr. Angela – 2013
Furgerson, Betty Jean – 2008
Glanton, Willie Stevenson – 2007
Harper, Henri – 2013
Harris, Dr. Percy – 2014
Hawthorne, Francis – 2008
Hood, Jr., William B. – 2015
Humbles, Nancy – 2011
Johnson, Dr. Ida – 2009
Johnson, Rufus & Betty – 2015
Jones, Bernice – 2010
Lee, Flora – 2015
Long, Freda – 2010
Mahone, Dr. Paula – 2009
Porter, Lou – 2009
Randall, James – 2014
Scott, Melvina – 2016
Stinson, Lyn – 2008
Weems, Anna Marie – 2007
White, Dr. Ruth – 2008
Williams, Catherine Gayle – 2007
Wynn, LaMetta K. – 2007
Yates, LaSheila – 2013