History Makers Gala

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

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 History Makers Gala

The African American Museum of Iowa is now accepting nominations for its 2018 History Makers Gala. The Museum will honor African American men and women currently living in Iowa who have “made history” in our state at the annual History Makers Gala.

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.

Nominations are due by January 31, 2018. They can be complete online, emailed, faxed, or mailed directly to the Museum (55 12th Ave SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401)

Nomination Form

Hard copies can be requested. Please contact Alyssa Lesmeister via email or at 319-862-2101 x214.

2018 History Makers Gala

Thursday, October 4, 2018
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

Stay tuned for more details.

Gala Registration Form

$ 50
Personal Info

Donation Total: $50

Meet Our History Makers

Andrews, Betty – 2014
Belcher, Romonda D. – 2011
Bell, Sandra K. – 2012
Berry, Deborah – 2017
Boykin, George – 2016
Caldwell-Johnson, Teree – 2010
Chapman, Dr. Mary – 2012
Cheeks, Kimberly – 2016
Coleman, Marian – 2011
Davison, Henry – 2015
Eichacker, Lois H. – 2014
Estes, Elaine – 2013
Felton, Dr. Geraldene – 2012
Franklin, Dr. Angela – 2013
Furgerson, Betty Jean – 2008
Glanton, Willie Stevenson – 2007
Harper, Henri – 2013
Harris, Dr. Percy – 2014
Hawthorne, Francis – 2008
Hood, Jr., William B. – 2015
Humbles, Nancy – 2011
Johnson, Dr. Ida – 2009
Johnson, Rufus & Betty – 2015
Jones, Bernice – 2010
Lee, Flora – 2015
Long, Freda – 2010
Mahone, Dr. Paula – 2009
Mosley, Leon – 2017
Pierson, Dr. Jerome – 2017
Porter, Lou – 2009
Randall, James – 2014
Scott, Melvina – 2016
Stinson, Lyn – 2008
Todd, Dale – 2017
Weems, Anna Mae – 2007
White, Dr. Ruth – 2008
Williams, Catherine Gayle – 2007
Wynn, LaMetta K. – 2007
Yates, LaSheila – 2013