Black Museums in the United States
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Our mission is to be a Museum and Institute that chronicles and preserves the historic journey for the right to vote that began when the “Founding Fathers” first planted the seeds of democracy in 1776.
The Negro Southern League was created in 1920 by a group of African-American businessmen and baseball enthusiasts. From 1920 until its demise in 1951, the Negro Southern League served as a feeder route for many great black baseball players to go on to the Negro American League and Negro National League.
The G.W. Carver Interpretive Museum is a community museum focused on educating individuals of all ages, races and creeds on the rich historical contributions of African-Americans. We aim to provide a welcoming environment that allows you, our guest, to be inquisitive and enlightened. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is committed to providing you with an uncommon (and unforgettable) experience that will compel you to return time and time again!
Located in The Murphy-Collins House-Home of Tuscaloosa’s first licensed black mortician, features the lifestyle of affluent blacks during the early 1900s, built in 1923. National Register of Historic Places - Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
The Dexter Parsonage Museum, historic home to twelve pastors of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church from 1920-1992, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It was restored in 2003 by the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Foundation, Inc., under the direction of church members, acting as an Authentication Committee.
Jesse Owens Museum digital collection includes the complete archives related to the inspiration, development and operation of the Jesse Owens Park and Museum. The collection includes documents, photos, correspondence, board minutes and news articles from 1983 to the present.
The National African American Archives and Museum, formerly known as the Davis Avenue Branch of Mobile Public Library, is an archive and history museum located in Mobile, Alabama. It serves as a repository for documents, records, photographs, books, African carvings, furniture, and special collections that relate to the African-American experience in the United States.
Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum is an active memorial to the life of civil rights icon Rosa Parks and the lessons of the Montgomery Bus Boycott that brought racial integration to transportation and international attention to civil rights. Located in downtown Montgomery, Alabama at the site where Mrs. Parks was arrested, it is the nation’s only museum dedicated to Rosa Parks.
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The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center is a historical preservation site that is dedicated to the Collection, Documentation, Preservation, Study, and Dissemination of the History and Culture of Africans and Americans of African Descent in Arizona.
The Mission of the Eddie Mae Herron Center is to help individuals, communities, and organizations to identify, protect, and preserve the history and to foster widespread appreciation of and respect for the African American culture.
By appointment only, February through September. Ernie's Museum of Black Arkansans and Performing Arts, founded in 1993, is a privately funded non-profit institution. It is the state's first black history museum dedicated to preserving the culture and heritage of African-Americans in Arkansas.
The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is a Department of Arkansas Heritage museum in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. Its mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and celebrate African American history, culture and community in Arkansas from 1870 to the present, and informs and educates the public about black achievements, especially in business, politics and the arts.
The California African American Museum is a museum located in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California, United States. The Museum focuses on enrichment and education on the cultural heritage and history of African Americans with a focus on California and western United States. Admission is free to all visitors.
Oran Z’s massive collection of African-American artifacts, including everything from slave shackles to once-popular "Mamie" cookie jars to a flag signed by Barack Obama.
The African Museum showcases extensive educational information in charts, timelines and graphics that bring you a better understanding of African cultural history and its impact throughout the world. There is also a collection of culturally relevant items, including carvings, weavings and other artifacts from over 10 different African countries.
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations.
A museum that explores the history of black cowboys, wranglers and ranchers in the American West.
This museum is the only one of its kind in the U.S. The museum was created not to glorify war but to document it -- In particular to honor the long-ignored role of African-Americans in the largest worldwide conflict of human history.
The cultural center was named after Hartford resident John Rogers, the first African American superintendent of a post office in Connecticut. Rogers became regarded as a consultant in black history to the University of Hartford and Greater Hartford Community College.