Juneteenth Commemoration: Festival at NewBo City Market

NewBo City Market 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, United States

Join the AAMI for our annual Juneteenth Festival! Bring your family out to commemorate this important holiday and enjoy a variety of live performances from talented local artists. This program is part of the AAMI's Juneteenth Commemoration. To see our full list of sponsors and all planned events, visit: www.blackiowa.org/Juneteenth Our Juneteenth Celebration returns to […]

Juneteenth Commemoration: 1619 Freedom School Interview

Online , United States

In celebration of AAMI's 30th anniversary and as part of our annual Juneteenth Commemoration, the AAMI conducted an interview with Dr. Ashley Howard and founders of the 1619 Freedom School, including Nikole Hannah-Jones. Watch as Dr. Howard, Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Iowa, discusses the founding ideology and future […]

George Washington Carver at the Cedar Rapids Public Library (Downtown)

Cedar Rapids Public Library 450 5th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

Experience AAMI's traveling exhibit, Iowa Roots, Global Impact: The Life and Legacy of George Washington Carver at the Cedar Rapids Public Library (downtown) through June 30. Gain insight into the life of acclaimed scientist George Washington Carver. Follow along from his days as a student at Simpson College and Iowa State University to his groundbreaking […]

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Iowa Civil Rights at Carnegie Stout Public Library

Carnegie-Stout Public Library 360 W 11th St, Dubuque, IA, United States

Experience AAMI's traveling exhibit, Iowa Civil Rights at the Carnegie Stout Public Library in Dubuque, IA. Explore the struggles and triumphs of the fight for equal rights. Featured individuals include Alexander Clark, the man who helped desegregate Iowa schools in 1868, and Edna Griffin, the woman who led sit-ins at the Katz Drugstore in Des Moines […]

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AAMI 30th Birthday Party

Cedar Rapids Public Library 450 5th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

Join the AAMI as we celebrate 30 years! It's hard to believe that is has already been 30 years since the AAMI was founded! Celebrate this milestone event at a birthday party at the Cedar Rapids Public Library (downtown). Enjoy live music, crafts, snacks, book readings, spoken word, exhibits and more on Saturday, August 5 […]

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Bridging The Gap: Conscious Cash Series (Free Youth Literacy Program)

North Liberty Community Library 520 W Cherry St, North Liberty, IA, United States

Join the North Liberty Public Library in partnership with the African American Museum of Iowa (AAMI) for Bridging The Gap: Conscious Cash Program Series. This two-part series is designed to help 5th - 12th grade youth and their families. Presented by AAMI board member, Marlon Ewing, who is an experienced financial advisor. Marlon will equip […]

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Bridging The Gap: Conscious Cash Series (Free Youth Literacy Program)

North Liberty Community Library 520 W Cherry St, North Liberty, IA, United States

Join the North Liberty Public Library in partnership with the African American Museum of Iowa (AAMI) for Bridging The Gap: Conscious Cash Program Series. This two-part series is designed to help 5th - 12th grade youth and their families. Presented by AAMI board member, Marlon Ewing, who is an experienced financial advisor. Marlon will equip […]

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The Only One at Mount Mercy University

Mount Mercy University 1330 Elmhurst Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

Experience AAMI's traveling exhibit, The Only One at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, IA. Uncover what it’s like to be an African American in Iowa through stories and photographs from everyday Iowans and famous residents.

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Suspended at RAYGUN (Des Moines)

RAYGUN 505 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA

The AAMI's latest exhibit, Suspended: Systemic Oppression in our Schools, opens at RAYGUN Des Moines. This exhibit examines the role public schools play in funneling students into the prison system. Elements of the criminal justice system have entered public schools around the country, resulting in zero tolerance policies and student policing that disproportionately impact children […]

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Book Club 802 with Swamp Fox Books (Marion)

Marion Public Library 1095 6th Ave, Marion, IA

Join the AAMI for our brand-new book club, Book Club 802. This month we will be reading Wake: The Hidden History of Women Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall. We'll be meeting to discuss the book on September 12 from 6:30-7:30 PM at the Marion Public Library. This book is available for purchase in person […]

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