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A Statement from the Executive Director

Dear Iowans, The African American Museum of Iowa team and board have been deeply saddened and outraged by continued injustices against black people in our country. In recent days, the Museum has been the focus of an outpouring of support, with offers of individual, community, and organizational collaboration. This is a clear message that what […]

Happy International Jazz Day!

April 30th is International Jazz Day! To celebrate, we’re sharing this content from our 2014 temporary exhibit Behind the Beat featuring a few of Iowa’s jazz legends. Is your favorite on the list?

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Visit the AAMI tomorrow - Saturday, September 25 - for $1 admission! ... See MoreSee Less
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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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