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March 2019

Not Without Me! – Interfacing With the Education Process

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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Join us in the mobilization of parents and community members by participating in this series* of community forums at the African American Museum of Iowa. Together we will identify obstacles and opportunities for parental and community involvement in the education process of our children. Help us create change for our children, tomorrow's leaders. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Cedar Rapids NAACP.   *Forums will be held…

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April 2019

Milestone Negro Spirituals Until the Civil War

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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$12

As part of the African American Museum of Iowa's Jazz and Blues series, Hilliard Greene presents “Milestone Negro Spirituals Until the Civil War: When Folksongs Bring Freedom.” Get Tickets Here This performance/workshop in words and music brings to light the significance and beauty of the remarkable songs associated with the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century enslaved people of African descent in their efforts to escape to free states and to Canada. These…

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Modern Migration to Iowa

April 5 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cornell College, 600 1st St SW
Mt Vernon, IA 52314
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This Humanities Iowa presentation will connect the the economic, social, and political issues explored in Driven By Hope to the lives of modern migrants to Iowa. Professor Stella Burch Elias of the University of Iowa Law School will discuss modern immigration, refugees, and asylees with a focus on African immigrant populations that have settled in Iowa. This program is supported by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not…

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Community Conversation: Remembering the 1919 Explosion

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Featured image from the Brucemore collections. Brucemore, in collaboration with the African American Museum of Iowa, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, and University of Iowa Labor Center, is hosting a conversation on the Douglas Starch Works explosion. The Douglas Starch Works explosion was one of the worst industrial accidents in Iowa history. On May 22, 1919, a small fire at the Douglas Starch Works Company created an explosion. Homes, schools, and stores were damaged. Windows were shattered, and…

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150 Years of Progress for African American Men

April 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Iowa Main Library, 125 W Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52242
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This year marks the 154th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the complete emancipation of U.S. slaves. At emancipation, black men in American had little human capital or personal property, and almost all lived in the relatively poor, agrarian, former states of the Confederacy. And although their position is much improved relative to 1865, black men in America continue to experience sizable labor market and wealth disadvantages relative to their white peers. How and when did black…

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The Only One

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Based off the AAMI’s 2012 temporary exhibit of the same name, “The Only One” explores the experiences of Iowans who were the only African American on a sports team, in a classroom, at work, and in other situations. Learn about Alexander Clark, who integrated Iowa schools in 1868 when his daughter Susan enrolled in Muscatine Grammar School #2, or Louis Dade, who won the Iowa Amateur Golf title in 1939 despite being denied access to the Fort Madison County Club.…

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Not Without Me! – Interfacing With the Education Process

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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Free

Join us in the mobilization of parents and community members by participating in this series* of community forums at the African American Museum of Iowa. Together we will identify obstacles and opportunities for parental and community involvement in the education process of our children. Help us create change for our children, tomorrow's leaders. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Cedar Rapids NAACP.   *Forums will be held…

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May 2019

Unconditional Loyalty

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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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 many more. About the Series: Join us at the Museum for free monthly presentations by Sean Donaldson, Museum Educator. These one-hour presentations will focus on a variety of topics ranging from broad African American…

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Not Without Me! – Interfacing With the Education Process

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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Free

Join us in the mobilization of parents and community members by participating in this series* of community forums at the African American Museum of Iowa. Together we will identify obstacles and opportunities for parental and community involvement in the education process of our children. Help us create change for our children, tomorrow's leaders. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Cedar Rapids NAACP.   *Forums will be held…

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June 2019

2019 Summer Theatre Adventure Auditions

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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A drum beats, a rattle shakes, and a voice cries out, “Come hear! Come hear!” “A story! A story!” The answering call rings out across the village as the sun sets and people gather to hear the storyteller. Come with us to a little village between the coast and the forest in Ghana, where we will hear tales that have been loved for centuries. We will meet Anansi the spider, Rabbit, Turtle, Lion, and a host of other animals. Through…

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