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February 2020

Paint Like A Pro

February 24 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
North Liberty Community Library, 520 W Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Join Education Assistant Diana Henry for a Paint Like A Pro workshop at the North Liberty Community Library! Art and science are two sides of the same coin. Learn about scientists like George Washington Carver and Percy Julian who dabbled in paint manufacturing, check out various African American painters and sculptors, and make a small artistic creation of your own.

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Unconditional Loyalty

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Marion Public Library, 1095 6th Ave
Marion, IA 52351
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Join Museum Educator Sean Donaldson at the Marion Public Library for this presentation! Discover the proud history of African American service people in the United States military from the Revolutionary War to the present. Topics include African American Iowans in the Civil War, the Buffalo Soldiers, the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, desegregation of the armed forces, and more. Registration is requested via Eventbrite.

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Extended Hours

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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Celebrate Black History Moth with extended hours at the AAMI! Our galleries will be open with regular admission until 7 PM.

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March 2020

Who Was? A Story Time – Luis Armstrong

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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We are partnering with the Cedar Rapids Public Library for a children's story program based on the Who Was series of biographies. These sessions will feature a reading of a Who Was biography and a hands-on activity to connect kids to the inspiring life of each story time's subject. Join us on the second Saturday of each month to celebrate important historical and contemporary African Americans. This month we'll be celebrating the life of famous jazz musician Louis Armstrong with…

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September 2020

2020 History Makers Gala

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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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.

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