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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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 […]

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Join the AAMI for an evening of music with Rene'e Bryant in her "Love Found Me Tour!" As part of the Museum's 2021 Performance Series, sponsored by AARP Iowa , this live gospel concert will start your weekend off right. Tickets are $10. Advance registration is required by October 28. This event has a 50 attendee maximum, and masks will be required.Learn more and purchase tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/renee-bryants-love-found-me-tour-featuring-larry-westbrook-jr-tickets-174286... ... See MoreSee Less
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On October 16, the AAMI is co-hosting a half-day seminar with the Cedar Rapids WIN NAACP designed to empower BIPOC women to serve on City, nonprofit, and corporate boards and commissions. The seminar features a keynote address by Abena Sankofa Imhotep of the Sankofa Literary Empowerment Group along with remarks from Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart and Angelica Vannatta with the United Way of East Central Iowa BOLD Program. The event is sponsored by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust and is open to BIPOC women in the Corridor. Registration is required by October 11. Boxed lunch will be provided for registered attendees.Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/empowering-bipoc-women-to-serve-in-the-community-tickets-166345932161?aff=eb... ... See MoreSee Less
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Join author Jan Van Buren at the AAMI tomorrow (Saturday, September 18) for a talk about her book "Susan Angeline Collins: With a Hallelujah Heart." Books will be available for purchase on-site by the author. Limited copies will be available in the Museum store after the event. Learn more about the book and author at blackiowa.org/event/author-talk-susan-angeline-collins-with-a-hallelujah-heart/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us on October 7 for our annual History Makers Gala! The deadline to register is September 30. blackiowa.org/event/2021-history-makers-gala/Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!Gold:Bankers Trust Company Cargill Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust GreenState Credit Union Mercy Cedar Rapids UFG Insurance Silver:Alliant EnergyCountry FinancialGrinnell CollegeTrueNorth CompaniesUniversity of Iowa College of EducationUniversity of Iowa Stanley Museum of ArtUniversity of Iowa Tippie College of BusinessBronze:Cedar Rapids Civil Rights CommissionCollins Aerospace African American Professionals ForumEastern Iowa AirportImOn CommunicationsKirkwood Community CollegeOhnward Bank & TrustSolum Lang ArchitectsTom & Lillie MooreUniversity of Iowa LibrariesUniversity of Iowa Office of the President and Division of Diversity, Equity & InclusionUS Bank ... See MoreSee Less
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