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AAAM works as an advocate for the interests of institutions and individuals committed to the support of African and African derived cultures.



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Upcoming Events

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    Mar, 2019


    Kansas City, MO

    March 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Jazz Storytelling  Friday, March 1, 2019 Offered FREE on First Fridays at 10:00 am CT in the atrium of the American Jazz

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2019 Workshop Scholarships Now Available

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is pleased to offer four scholarships for individuals to attend an AASLH onsite workshop in 2019. Onsite workshops bring participants from diverse institutions together at historic sites across the country for intensive sessions of hands-on learning and network-building centered around a particular topic. Whether it’s developing exhibits, caring for collections,

Phil Freelon, America’s most prominent black architect

From The Undefeated: Learn more about Phil Freelon, the prominent Black architect responsible for many of our favorite African American cultural institutions and spaces.      

Lyft + Black History Month

During the month of February, Lyft be providing one free ride up to $10.00 (USD) to Black history museums, memorials, and relevant cultural sites, as well as to Black-owned businesses throughout various communities in which it serves during Black History Month. Click here to learn more! 

Battlefield Preservation Grants

The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) from the National Park Service (NPS) promotes the preservation of significant historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil. The goals of the program are 1) to protect battlefields and sites associated with armed conflicts that influenced the course of our history 2) to encourage and assist all Americans