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African American Museum back in FD

July 27, 2012
Messenger News

The African American Museum of Iowa, located in Cedar Rapids, will offer two programs in Fort Dodge on Tuesday at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 434 Central Ave.

The first, "Unwrapping Egypt," is geared toward children ages 6 to 12 and will take place at 10 a.m. The second program, "The Only One," is geared towards teens and adults and will take place at 6:30 p.m. Admission to both programs is free.

At "Unwrapping Egypt, "students will read a story about mummies and then make a mummy of their own. There will be a mummy game to get "wrapped up" in. This program will last approximately 45 minutes.

Based off the AAMI's 2012 temporary exhibit of the same name, "The Only One" will explore the experiences of Iowans who have been the only African Americans in classrooms, on sports teams, at work and more. Attendees will learn about Alexander Clark, who integrated Iowa schools in 1868, and Fort Dodge resident Jane Burleson, who became the first African American and first female member of the Fort Dodge City Council, among others. This program will last approximately 45 minutes.

Both program are made possible through the support of Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota.

For more information on this or other programs, visit the African American Museum of Iowa's website at or call (319) 862-2101, ext. 223. The museum, 55 12th Ave. S.E., Cedar Rapids, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.



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