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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History Adventures Online – Chemistry Connections

In this week’s History Adventures program you’ll get to learn about George Washington Carver and his contributions to science. After the history lesson, Sophie and Abby will lead you through a hands-on chemistry activity: making homemade ice cream! Homemade Ice Cream Ingredients & Materials: 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup whipping cream (heavy cream) 1/4 cup […]

History Adventures Online – Super Soaked

Learn about Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the Super Soaker! After AAMI education interns Sophie and Abby lead a history lesson, they’ll show you how to make your own simple water sprayer using a plastic water bottle and a thumbtack*. After you learn about the science behind the Super Soaker, you’ll have a chance to have […]

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Summit Series: Moving Toward OUR History is March 3 at 6:30 p.m. - mailchi.mp/47d133f3d194/summitseries3-4232985Summit Schools hosts “Moving Toward OUR History: The Importance of an Inclusive Curriculum” virtual panel discussion on Wednesday, March 3 at 6:30 on the school’s Facebook Live and YouTube pages (links will be available one week before the event). Joining Summit for this free, interactive, live discussion is LaNisha Cassell and Sean Donaldson, both from the African American Museum of Iowa; Dr. Ashley Howard, assistant professor at the University of Iowa; and Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey. ... See MoreSee Less
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NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS.For more information and details please visit :ow.ly/JRv950DLGGgThe African American Museum of Iowa is pleased to accept submissions for a banner project that recognizes and honors African American Iowans who are current or former members of the United States Armed Forces. The project is intended to recognize and show appreciation for African American veterans and military personnel and their families who have ties to the state of Iowa. Banners will display a photo of the service person, as well as their name, branch, and dates of service. This project has been made possible by a generous contribution from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tomorrow Join the AAMI and NewBo City Market for the next installment focused on democracy– more specifically, how our democracy's central ideals have been true and untrue since the outset, especially for people of color.( This event will be in-person, masked and socially-distanced)WHERE: NewBo City MarketWHEN: Friday, February 26th 7:00pm Register: ow.ly/iRPQ50DI2du ... See MoreSee Less
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Today we will be learning about African American style, fashion, and costume design throughout history. We will also be doing a fun and exciting flip book activity where you can become a designer and create your own styles! You can find the template here: www.firstpalette.com/printable/body-flipbook.html ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline PhotosOn Tuesday, Revival Theatre Company announced a special partnership with the African American Museum of Iowa, re-releasing our 2018 forum on RAGTIME. A special introduction will be by Celine Fender, Program & Outreach Coordinator of the African American Museum of Iowa, and include musical numbers from RTC's production of RAGTIME.Check out the re-released forum on February 25-28 on our YouTube page! ... See MoreSee Less
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