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AAMI Seeking “History Maker” Nominations PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Grant Stevens   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 07:06
(CEDAR RAPIDS, IA) – The African American Museum of Iowa (AAMI) is seeking three African American women currently living in Iowa to honor as “History Makers” at the History Makers Gala, which kicks off the 2012 Conference Iowa African American Women’s Leadership Conference.  The Gala is a celebration honoring African American women currently living in Iowa who have "made history" because of their efforts and contributions to improving all Iowans communities and lives. The Gala will begin on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Scottish Rite Temple, located at 616 A Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.  The Conference, beginning at 8:00 a.m., is all-day event on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 and takes place at the Cedar Rapids Marriott, located at 1200 Collins Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.
If you know a woman who is a trailblazer, change agent, legacy maker, or role model, you are encouraged you to nominate her as a History Maker!  Application forms can be found on-line at or by contacting Katherine Smith at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 319-862-2101 ext. 216.  The 2011 History Makers were Marian Coleman of Iowa City, Nancy Humbles of Cedar Rapids, and Honorable Judge Romonda D. Belcher of Des Moines.  The Gala and Conference have been held annually since 2007.
The 2012 Iowa African American Women’s Leadership Conference, “I Am My Sister’s Keeper”, honors the accomplishments of Iowa’s African American women while providing over 400 current and emerging Leaders with networking, personal and professional opportunities, and inspiration. The conference celebrates the proud traditions and contributions of African American women, explores what the legacy means to their past, present and the future, and provides opportunities to mentor young women and inspire them to make a difference in the community. 

For more information on this or other programs, please visit the African American Museum of Iowa website at or call 319-862-2101 ext. 223.  The AAMI is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is located at 55 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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