Last year, the AAMI rolled out its inaugural Children’s Summer Series, with regular programming aimed at teaching our youth about African American history through fun activities. This year’s summer program, History Adventures, will give children the same opportunity to have fun engaging with history. The program will run every other Wednesday* in June and July.
Our first History Adventures program will be Juba: The Hidden Meanings of Music. By discovering the origins and understanding the lyrics of Juba songs, kids can learn African American history in a unique way. Kids will clap and sing a Juba song and have the opportunity to make and perform with percussion instruments.
For more information, please visit https://blackiowa.org/2019-series/#history-adventures.
*Please note that there will be no History Adventures event on June 19, as we will be partnering with Playtime Poppy and the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library during that week for a children’s theatre program.