Join the African American Museum of Iowa to honor African Americans who’ve made an indelible impact as a trailblazer, change agent, legacy maker or role model in their communities. The AAMI’s only fundraiser, the annual History Makers Gala attracts guests from all over Iowa. Proceeds benefit the AAMI’s efforts to carry out its mission to preserve, exhibit, and teach the African American heritage of Iowa.
A History Maker is an individual who, by their actions, modify the course of history, imparting knowledge and impacting the communities in which we live. Through their existence and influence, history is forever changed.
2018 History Makers
Dr. E. Dale Abel (Iowa City)
Dr. Venise Berry (Coralville)
Shelby Humbles, Jr. (Cedar Rapids)
Rudolph “Rudy” Simms (Des Moines)
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center