Events

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – $1 Admission

Join us for our annual MLK Day celebration! Your $1 admission (free for members and children under 5) gives you access to both of our  current exhibits, Endless Possibilities and Unwavering: 21st Century Activism.

We want to provide a safe visitor experience during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that all visitors over the age of two are required to wear a face covering and capacity in all areas of the Museum is currently limited. Read more about our current visitor health and safety guidelines.

Free Movie Night – Presented by the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission

Along with the African American Museum of Iowa and the Cedar Rapids Public Library, the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission is hosting a FREE movie night, featuring “Teach Us All.”

Please join us and watch this thought-provoking film!

 

About the Film:

On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the 1957 Little Rock school desegregation crisis, educational inequality remained among the most urgent civil rights issues of our time.

With its school district hanging in the balance, following a state takeover in January 2015, Little Rock presented a microcosm of the inequities and challenges manifesting in classrooms all across America.

Through case studies in Little Rock, New York City, and Los Angeles, TEACH US ALL, seeks to bring the critical lessons of history to bear on the current state of U.S. education and investigate: 60 years later, how far have we come, or not come, and how do we catalyze action from here?

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at AAMI

The African American Museum of Iowa invites you to join us on Monday, January 21, 2019 for a celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Museum will be offering discounted admission at $1.00 per person from 10 am to 4 pm to honor Dr. King. In addition, the Museum is celebrating Dr. King’s message of peace by collaborating with Veterans for Peace Chapter #169 to create and decorate Peace Poles. The Veterans for Peace have made it their goal to put up as many Peace Poles as possible in the area and the Museum is supporting this goal by inviting patrons to help decorate Peace Poles on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day while they visit the Museum. The Museum will supply the poles and supplies, all we need is you and your creative ideas! Join us January 21 for learning, reflection, and crafting in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his vision of integration, and his teaching of peace.

Learn more about the Peace Pole initiative in this article from the Gazette.