Fort Des Moines Museum • www.fortdesmoines.org
The museum and education center honors the U.S. Army's first officer candidate class for African American men in 1917, and the establishment of the first Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC's) in 1942. The Iowa Tuskegee Airman Memorial is also part of the Fort.
African American Museum of Iowa, Cedar Rapids, IA • www.blackiowa.org
Iowa African-American Hall of Fame • http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2011/jul/iaahalloffame
Founded in Des Moines in 1995, the IAAHF recognizes outstanding achievements of African-Americans with respect to enhancing the quality of life for all Iowans. More than 60 individuals have been inducted into the hall of fame.