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EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE #AAAM2020 CONFERENCE!

The Association of African American Museums is excited to announce plans for its 42nd Annual Conference, August 5-8, 2020 in Miami, Florida.

Early-Bird Registration Rates Expire on March 15, 2020.

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A Message from Lonnie G. Bunch, III for AAAM Members

A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM LONNIE G. BUNCH, III TO AAAM MEMBERS       Lonnie G. Bunch, III Secretary      Dear AAAM Members, When I became the Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture nearly 14 years ago, the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) joined me to help make certain

Executive Director’s COVID-19 Message

Dear AAAM Members and Supporters: I hope this message finds you well. I’m sure many of you have had to make the hard decision to temporarily close your museum or are grappling with the idea to close your doors to the public in light of the coronavirus.  Our office stands with you as we try to find our way through COVID-19. As many of you read in yesterday’s

African American Museums Help Preserve An Often Ignored History

An 1808 Certificate of Freedom for “Negro Betsey,” a slave who lived in Frederick, Maryland. Harriet Tubman’s bible and the shawl given to her by Queen Victoria. Emmett Till’s casket. These artifacts could be found in any historical museum in the United States. But these authentic objects are part of the collections of African American

ABWH Watch Party of Self Made on Netflix

Join the Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH) for a Watch Party on Sunday, March 22 at 7:00 P.M. (Central). Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker is an upcoming American drama web television limited series, based on the biography On Her Own Ground by A’Lelia Bundles, that is set to