She Was the First – Women’s History Month Feature

Each year, the African American Museum of Iowa recognizes African American men and women from the state of Iowa who have made history. These people have, by their actions, modified the course of history, imparting knowledge and impacting the communities where they live. Through their existence and influence, history is forever changed. In 2007, AAMI […]

Meet the 2021 History Makers

  Michael Allen began wrestling at the age of twelve in McKinstry Middle School in Waterloo, and continued wrestling at East High School and while enrolled at the University of Northern Iowa. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in health and physical education, and a Master’s degree in school administration. […]

History Adventures Online – Underground Railroad

Join Abby and Sophie this week to learn about the Underground Railroad! Explore the lives of Harriet Tubman and Charlotta Pyles, who helped people escape slavery while living in Iowa. Click the image below to download a printable worksheet with activities that will let you dive deeper into this important history.

History Adventures Online – Eyes on the Sky

African American pilot Bessie Coleman said, “The air is the only place free from prejudice.” At the dawn of the 20th century, aviation was new to the world and pilots Bessie Coleman and William J. Powell used flying to dispel discrimination. Learn about these two pioneering aviators and explore the ideas of flight with a […]

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At AAMI, we celebrate black history every month. Visit our permanent exhibit, Endless Possibilities, today. Or, stop by for a special day of programming tomorrow. Learn more at blackiowa.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know the African American Museum of Iowa offers more than 20 traveling exhibits? You can see Riding the Freedom Train: The Underground Railroad in Iowa until February 10 at Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department. ... See MoreSee Less
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At the African American Museum of Iowa we celebrate black history year-round. In February, the nation joins us in commemorating black achievement while we continue our pursuit to educate communities across the state about Iowa’s African American heritage. Follow us as we highlight these efforts throughout this month. To support AAMI’s mission, make a donation or become a member today at www.blackiowa.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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