Reopening Announcement

The African American Museum of Iowa is excited to announce that our doors will reopen to the public on July 10. At the time of our reopening, we will be hosting the Smithsonian traveling exhibit Voices and Votes in partnership with the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District and the National Czech and Slovak Museum. As […]

History Adventures Online – Expressions of Black Art

This year we are taking our History Adventures program virtual! This annual summer program provides opportunities for students to keep learning over the summer by engaging with topics from Black history. Each Wednesday through August 12 we will post a video made by AAMI education interns Abigail Kraft and Sophie Pionek featuring stories from history […]

Easy Craft: Juneteenth Flag

Did you know that there is a special flag to celebrate the holiday Juneteenth? This holiday marks the day that the last enslaved people in the United States learned of their freedom after the Civil War. The design of the flag was first drafted in 1997. It includes the colors red, white, and blue of […]

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Dr. Sharon A. Collins, one of our 2020 History Makers, is a Cedar Rapids community trailblazer and owner of Collins Wellness Center. She has made a positive impact in pediatric and holistic health in the lives of her patients. Your contribution today to the Museum’s mission ensures stories like hers continue to be told and celebrated.

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The Museum’s History Makers Gala recognizes the contributions of Iowa’s African American leaders, is the Museum’s largest annual fundraiser, and brings together audiences from across the state of Iowa and beyond.

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Alicia Monee is a musical theater actor and singer, who has been featured in several local productions. Combined with her powerful vocals, her rendition of Sam Cooke's classic hit, "A Change is Gonna Come," made a lasting impression during the History Makers Gala. Your gift today allows the Museum to continue capturing African American history as it is made.

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The Museum’s annual History Makers Gala has always been an opportunity to share the Museum’s accomplishments during the last year and highlight the achievements of statewide African American leaders. Making the event virtual because of the pandemic also allowed for the addition of some inspirational performances from local artists.

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The Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 to give our team time to celebrate Thanksgiving. We will reopen with regular hours on Saturday, November 28. ... See MoreSee Less

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2020 has demonstrated the need for the tireless efforts of the African American Museum of Iowa to bring you the many educational resources it provides through relevant exhibits and timely programming. Resilience has been the cornerstone of the black struggle and achievement, and today is yet another step toward continued Resistance toward social injustice. The Museum needs your support to help preserve and teach black history to all Iowans. Make a gift today!

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Surprise! Our website also has a new look! This week a great team from Geonetric refreshed our website through their Operation Overnight event. We hope you love the new look as much as we do and join us in thanking Geonetric! Check it out at www.blackiowa.org. ... See MoreSee Less

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