Who is a History Maker?
A History Maker is an individual who, by their actions, modifies the course of history, imparting knowledge and impacting the communities in which we live. Through their existence and influence, history is forever changed. Characteristics of a History Maker include the following:
- Trailblazer: An African American who initiated a first or showed innovation in their field and was instrumental in developing or enhancing a process that positively impacted the lives of Iowans.
- Change Agent: An African American who has made an indelible mark on their community and who has changed the lives of people in their area forever.
- Legacy Maker: An African American who has created a legacy or accomplished something that lives beyond them, or contributed to a legacy by passionately continuing an effort or participating in a movement.
- Role Model: An African American who is an outstanding role model and someone whose character and accomplishments all people, regardless of race, age, or gender, can admire and emulate.
2022 History Makers
Alliant Energy | Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust | Hy-Vee | Mercy Medical Center | United Fire Group
Athene | City of Iowa City | Enterprise Holding Company | True North | US Bank
Bankers Trust | Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission | Collins Aerospace | CID Eastern Iowa Airport | ImOn | Kirkwood Community College | Ohnward Bank & Trust | Ruffalo Noel Levitz | Solum Lang Architects
The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success | Adam Lau – Intrepid Real Estate | Cedar Rapids Community School District | Cedar Rapids NAACP | Cedar Rapids Police Department | City of Marion | Coe College | Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church | Iowa Conservation & Preservation Consortium | Linn County Board of Supervisors | Thomas and Lillie Moore | Mt. Mercy University | Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church | Ross Wilburn