List of museums focused on African Americans

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This is a list of museums in the United States whose primary focus is on African American culture and history. Such museums are commonly known as African American museums. According to scholar Raymond Doswell, an African American museum is "an institution established for the preservation of African-derived culture."[1]

Museums have a mission of "collecting and preserving material on history and cultural heritage." African American museums share these goals with archives, genealogy groups, historical societies, and research libraries.[2] Museums differ from archives, genealogy groups, historical societies, memorials, and research libraries because they have as a basic educational or aesthetic purpose the collection and display of objects, and regular exhibitions for the public.[3] Being open to the public (not just researchers or by appointment) and having regular hours sets museums apart from historical sites or other facilities that may call themselves museums.[3]

History of African American museums in the United States[edit]

The first African American museum was the College Museum in Hampton, Virginia, established in 1868.[2] Prior to 1950, there were about 30 museums devoted to African American culture and history in the United States. These were located primarily at historically black colleges and universities or at libraries that had significant African American culture and history collections.[4]

Important collections were developed at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina; Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee; Howard University in Washington, D.C.; Lincoln University in Chester County, Pennsylvania; Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland; Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama; and Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama.[5] Additionally, local historical societies, history clubs, and reading groups in African American communities also collected and displayed African American cultural artifacts.[6]

The first independent, nonprofit African American museums in the United States were The African American Museum in Cleveland, Ohio (founded in 1956), the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago, Illinois (founded in 1960), and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Michigan (founded in 1965). Throughout the 1960s, the energy of the American Civil Rights Movement led to numerous local African American museums being founded.[4] Between 1868 and 1991, there were about 150 African American museums established in 37 states.[2]

Since its opening in 2016, the largest African American museum in the United States is the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. The previous record holder was the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Michigan.[7]

List of museums[edit]

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Name City State Founded References Image
A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum Chicago Illinois 1995 [8] Randolph Museum.jpg
African American Civil War Memorial Museum Washington D.C. 1999 [9]
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center Fort Lauderdale Florida 2002 [10] Picture of Broward County's African American Research Library.jpg
African American Firefighter Museum Los Angeles California 1997 [11] Fire Station No. 30 (African American Firefighters Museum).jpg
African American Multicultural Museum Scottsdale Arizona 2005 [12]
African American Museum Dallas Texas 1974 [13] African American Museum August 2016 03.jpg
African American Museum and Library at Oakland Oakland California 1994 [14] African American Museum and Library at Oakland (2008).jpg
African American Museum in Cleveland, The Cleveland Ohio 1956 [15] Afommus.jpg
African American Museum in Philadelphia Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1976 [16] African American Museum in Phila.jpg
African American Museum of Iowa Cedar Rapids Iowa 2003 [17] African American Museum of Iowa.jpg
African American Museum of Nassau County Hempstead New York 1970 [18]
African American Museum of the Arts DeLand Florida 1994 [19] Deland AAMA01.jpg
African American Museum of Southern Illinois Carbondale Illinois 1997 [20]
Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum Jersey City New Jersey 1984 [21] Greenville Library n museum 1841 JFKB jeh.jpg
Alabama State Black Archives Research Center and Museum Huntsville Alabama 1990 [22]
Alexandria Black History Museum Alexandria Virginia 1987 [23][a]
America's Black Holocaust Museum Milwaukee Wisconsin 1988 [24] America's Black Holocaust Museum.jpg
Anacostia Museum Washington D.C. 1967 [25] Anacostia-Museum B&W.jpg
Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum Lynchburg Virginia 1977 [26] Spencer House Lynchburg Nov 08.JPG
APEX (African American Panoramic Experience) Museum Atlanta Georgia 1978 [27]
Arthur "Smokestack" Hardy Fire Museum Baltimore Maryland 1995 [28]
Banneker-Douglass Museum Annapolis Maryland 1984 [29] Mt Moriah Jul 09.JPG
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum Oella Maryland 1998 [30] Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum Feb 18, 2017, 1-09 PM edit (33082346766).jpg
Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum Seneca South Carolina 2015 [31]
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Birmingham Alabama 1992 [32] Sixteenth Street Baptist Church section of the Milestone exhibition gallery in the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.jpg
Black American West Museum & Heritage Center Denver Colorado 1971 [33]
Black Cowboy Museum Rosenberg Texas 2017 [34]
Black History 101 Mobile Museum Detroit Michigan 1995 [35]
Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia Richmond Virginia 1988 [36]
Bontemps African American Museum Alexandria Louisiana 1988 [37]
Brazos Valley African American Museum Bryan Texas 2006 [38] Brazos valley african american museum.jpg
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum Houston Texas 2000 [39]
California African American Museum Los Angeles California 1981 [40] California African American Museum Exterior Pathway to Entrace.jpg
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Detroit Michigan 1965 [41] Museum of African American History.jpg
Clemson Area African American Museum Clemson South Carolina 2010 [42] Clemson Area African American Museum.jpg
Delta Cultural Center Helena Arkansas 1991 [43] Delta Cultural Center-HelenaAR.jpg
Dorchester Academy and Museum Midway Georgia 2004 [44] GA Midway Dorchester Academy Boys Dorm01.jpg
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum St. Petersburg Florida 2006 [45]
DuSable Museum of African American History Chicago Illinois 1960 [15] The DuSable Museum.jpg
Finding Our Roots African American Museum Houma Louisiana 2017 [46]
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Washington D.C. 1962 [47] Frederick Douglass House.jpg
George Washington Carver Museum, The Tuskegee Alabama 1941 [48] George Washington Carver Museum.jpg
George Washington Carver Museum Phoenix Arizona 1980 [49]
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center Austin Texas 1980 [50] George Washington Carver Museum Austin TX.jpg
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Baltimore Maryland 1983 [51]
Great Plains Black History Museum Omaha Nebraska 1975 [52] Webster Telephone Exchange-Afro-American Museum, North Omaha.jpg
Griot Museum of Black History, The St. Louis Missouri 1997 [53] Griot Museum of Black History and Culture2.jpg
Hammonds House Museum Atlanta Georgia 1988 [54]
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center Church Creek Maryland 2017 [55] Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center.jpg
Harvey B. Gantt Center Charlotte North Carolina 1974 [56] Harvey B. Gantt Center on Opening Day.jpg
Idaho Black History Museum Boise Idaho 1995 [57]
International African American Museum Charleston South Carolina 2019 (anticipated) [58]
International Civil Rights Center and Museum Greensboro North Carolina 2010 [59] International Civil Rights Center and Museum.jpg
John E. Rogers African American Cultural Center Hartford Connecticut 1991 [60]
John G. Riley Center/Museum of African American History and Culture Tallahassee Florida 1996 [61] Tallahassee FL Riley House02.jpg
Kansas African-American Museum Wichita Kansas 1997 [62]
L.E. Coleman African-American Museum Halifax County, Virginia Virginia 2005 [63]
LaVilla Museum Jacksonville Florida 1999 [64]
Legacy Museum, The Montgomery Alabama 2018 [65]
Legacy Museum of African American History Lynchburg Virginia 2000 [66]
Lewis H. Latimer House New York City (Queens) New York 2004 [67] Latimer house shady side jeh.jpg
Louis Armstrong House New York City (Queens) New York 2003 [68] Louis Armstrong House 01.jpg
Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site Visitors Center Atlanta Georgia 1996 [69]
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site Washington D.C. 1979 [70] Mary McLeod Bethune Council House.jpg
Mary McLeod Bethune Home Daytona Beach Florida 1956 [71][b] Daytona Beach Bethune house02.jpg
Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum New Smyrna Beach Florida 1999 [72] New Smyrna Saint Rita Mission.jpg
Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum Culver City California 2010 [73]
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Jackson Mississippi 2017 [74][75] Jackson December 2018 62 (Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum).jpg
MoCADA New York City (Brooklyn) New York 1999 [76] WSTM Zefferus 0166.jpg
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Little Rock Arkansas 2008 [77]
Muhammad Ali Center Louisville Kentucky 2005 [78] AliCenter.jpg
Museum of African American History & Abiel Smith School Boston Massachusetts 1964 [79] Abiel Smith School.jpg
Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco California 2005 [80] Museum of the African Diaspora.jpg
Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture Natchez Mississippi 1991 [81]
National African American Archives and Museum Mobile Alabama 1992 [citation needed] National African American Archives Mobile.JPG
National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center Wilberforce Ohio 1987 [82] NAAMCC Image for promo material002.jpg
National Center for Civil and Human Rights Atlanta Georgia 2014 [74] National Center for Civil and Human Rights 01.jpg
National Center of Afro-American Artists Roxbury Massachusetts 1969 [83]
National Civil Rights Museum Memphis Tennessee 1991 [84] Lorraine Motel 04 15 Mar 2012.jpg
National Museum of African American History and Culture Washington D.C. 2016 [85] Smithsonian-nmaahc-outside-20160720.jpg
National Museum of African American Music Nashville Tennessee 2013 [86]
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Cincinnati Ohio 2004 [87] NationalUndergroundRailroadFreedomCenter.jpg
National Voting Rights Museum Selma Alabama 1991 [88]
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Kansas City Missouri 1990 [89] Nlbmandjazz.jpg
New Orleans African American Museum New Orleans Louisiana 1988 [90] MeilleurGoldthwaiteHouseFrontB.jpg
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center Niagara Falls New York 2018 [91] Niagara Falls customhouse.jpg
Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum Monroe Louisiana 1994 [92]
Northwest African American Museum Seattle Washington 2008 [93] Seattle - NAAM 05.jpg
Odell S. Williams Now And Then African-American Museum Baton Rouge Louisiana 2001 [94] African American Museum, Baton Rouge.jpg
Old Dillard Museum Fort Lauderdale Florida 1995 [95] Ft Laud FL Old Dillard High School01.jpg
Oran Z's Black Facts and Wax Museum Los Angeles California 2000 [96]
Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art Newark Delaware 2004 [97]
Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center North Brentwood Maryland 2010 [98]
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture Baltimore Maryland 2005 [99]
River Road African American Museum Donaldsonville Louisiana 1994 [100]
Rosa Parks Museum Montgomery Alabama 2000 [101] Rosa Parks Library and Museum.jpg
Rural African American Museum Opelousas Louisiana 2018 [102]
Sandy Ground Historical Museum New York City (Staten Island) New York 1994 [103] Sandy Ground Museum.jpg
Slave Mart Museum Charleston South Carolina 1938 [104] Old-slave-mart-facade-sc1.jpg
Smith-Robertson Museum and Cultural Center Jackson Mississippi 1984 [105]
Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum Tallahassee Florida 1976 [106] CarnegieLibraryTLH.JPG
Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum Springfield Illinois 2012 [107]
Studio Museum in Harlem New York City (Manhattan) New York 1968 [108] Studio-in-harlem1.jpg
Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum Hammond Louisiana 2005 [citation needed] Tangipahoa African-American Heritage Museum 2010Jan16.JPG
Tubman African American Museum Macon Georgia 1981 [109]
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Tuskegee Alabama 2008 [110] Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.JPG
Tuskegee Airmen National Museum Detroit Michigan 1987 [111]
Weeksville Heritage Center New York City (Brooklyn) New York 2005 [112] Hunterfly road houses.jpg
Wells' Built Museum Orlando Florida 2001 [113] Orlando Wellsbuilt Hotel01.jpg
Whitney Plantation St. John the Baptist Parish Louisiana 2014 [114] WhitneyPlantation11.JPG
Willam V. Banks Broadcast Museum Detroit Michigan 2017 [115]

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