The African American Museum of Iowa is a statewide museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting, and teaching Iowa’s African American history.

Education Impact

As Iowa’s leading educational resource on the topic, we educate over 30,000 people each year through:


The African American Museum of Iowa was founded in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1993. Read more about our history, vision, and mission.

Leadership & Staff

Our board of directors guide our vision and involvement while our staff carries out the day-to-day work of the museum.

News, Reports, & Social Media

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Donor Recognition

Thanks to the generosity of many local individuals and companies, the AAMI is able to continue to fulfill its mission and vision. View our list of donors here.

Careers at AAMI

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