African American Museum of Iowa
	African American Museum of Iowa

African American Museum of Iowa

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55 12th Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52401

Phone: (319) 862-2101

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Did you know that Iowa desegregated its public schools in 1868? Or that Iowans participated in sit-ins years before the Civil Rights Movement? Come learn about these events and the rich heritage of African Americans in iowa in our permanent exhibit "Endless Possibilities." You can also explore the influence on African Americans on music in our 2013-2014 temporary exhibits "Behind the Beat". Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2013, the museum is a great learning place for children and features hands-on activities for all ages.

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  • Open Monday
Aegon Learning Lab

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Aldeen Davis Celebration Hall

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Banquet 200
Theater 240
Learn and Play STEM Activities

Kids ages 5 and up join us for fun, exciting challenges through hands-on activities facilitated by Iowa State University’s Women in Science and Engineering. Learn about scientific concepts…

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“Mightier Than the Sword”

“Mightier Than the Sword” examines the history and evolution of African American literature from the 18th century to the present - from autobiographical slave narratives to the creative…

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55 12th Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52401

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