Welcome to AAAM’s global directory of African American Museums and affiliate institutions. This database is comprised of over 300 sites (including: museums, archives, libraries, galleries, historical societies, and cultural centers) and provides a summary profile of their location, contact information, organizational mission, and AAAM membership status.
We are consistently adding sites and updates as new information is received. Therefore, we invite you to share helpful data for inclusion in the directory and ask that you keep us informed of subsequent changes within your organization, to ensure that this digital resource accurately reflects the great work of institutions committed to the uplift of African and African American art, history, and culture.
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The African American Art and Culture Complex (AAACC) is a community based, 501(c)3 arts and cultural organization. Our mission is to empower our community through Afro-centric artistic and cultural expression, mediums, education and programming.
We are dedicated to inspiring children and youth to serve as agents of change, cultivating their leadership skills and fostering a commitment to community service and activism. In addition, we encourage, support and promote the work of young, aspiring Bay Area artists. We also strive to develop partnerships with organizations that are similarly committed to our mission, and offer our space to the community for special events.
762 Fulton Street San Francisco CA 94102 United States
The mission of the African American Civil War Museum is to correct a great wrong in history that largely ignored the enormous contributions of the 209,145 members of the United States Colored Troops. It tells the stories and preserves for posterity the historic roles these brave men of African, European, and Hispanic descent played in ending slavery and keeping America united under one flag. The Museum uses a rich collection of artifacts, documents, primary sources and technology to create a meaningful learning experience for families, students, Civil War enthusiasts and historians about the period from the American Civil War to Civil Rights and beyond.
1925 Vermont Ave, NW Washington DC 20001
The mission of the African American Library at the Gregory School is to collect, preserve, promote and make accessible the rich history of African Americans in Houston, the surrounding region, and the African Diaspora.
To provide the citizens of Gaston County, with the opportunity to explore, examine, engage and encourage all to seek a better understanding and deeper appreciation for the contributions made and achievements attained at the local, regional and national levels.
To preserve, exhibit, and teach the African American heritage of Iowa.
55 12th Avenue SE Cedar Rapids IA 52401 United States
AAMA is a unique and vital resource in this part of Florida. It is the only museum in the area devoted primarily to African American cultures and art.
325 South Clara Avenue DeLand FL 32721 United States
The AAFFHS mission is to collect, preserve and disseminate historical data, memorabilia and information relating to the contributions made by fire fighters of color to the fire service. As well as others who have made a contribution to such history. As the repository and archivist of this information, we will facilitate the utilization of these materials for fire safety/prevention, and the mentoring of youth, as well as professional growth and development of fire service members.
3915 Maine Avenue Baltimore MD 21207 United States
Founded in 2002, The African American Heritage Museum Of Southern New Jersey’s goal is to bring to life the African American experience by documenting the struggle of one group of Americans as they carved out their own place in the wider cultural landscape. With two permanent locations in the heart of Southern New Jersey, a traveling museum with over 12,000 historical and cultural artifacts, and exhibits available for school, community and corporate displays. The museum provides the opportunity to access the history of successive generations of African Americans, while showcasing a uniquely-curated depiction of their cultural evolution.
The African American Heritage Museum boasts an impressive collection of items, including graphics, drawings, paintings, memorabilia advertisements, household and decorative items, that show blacks in a historical context. In a decade-by-decade account, from Aunt Jemima to Tiger Woods, the museum’s permanent exhibits provide a visual and visceral understanding of how the African American culture has changed over the centuries.
AAHMSNJ is committed to shining a light on local artists whose extraordinary work may otherwise go unseen. New Jersey’s African American artist community is vibrant and rich. The AAHMSNJ is one of the few places talented painters, sculptors, photographers, quilters and more can get hands-on gallery display experience, and the attention and recognition they deserve.
The primary focus of the library is on the rich cultural influence of the African Diaspora in the Americas; collections and programming include the contributions and influence of world civilizations to reflect a holistic approach to knowledge acquisition, literacy, and learning.
2650 Sistrunk Boulevard Fort Lauderdale FL 33311 United States
The Flewellen Collection will enrich teaching programs and provide resources that will enrich East Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland communities.
14101 Euclid Avenue East Cleveland OH 44112 United States
As an Archive
To obtain, preserve, conserve and hold materials on African American history and culture related to their achievements and general experiences;
As a Research Center
To make such materials on African American history and culture available to scholars and others who seek materials for educational and cultural purposes;
As a Museum
To display materials on African Americans in such manner as to enhance the general public awareness about African American history and culture.
the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibitions and films, visual arts exhibitions in the Art Gallery and Photography Gallery, the Blue Room Jazz Club, and the Gem Theater performing arts center. Public programming for all ages and youth education enliven the history and music at the center of the American Jazz Museum, entertaining and enriching jazz audiences while nurturing the next generation of jazz musicians.
1616 East 18th Street Kansas City MO 64108 United States
The Amistad Research Center is committed to collecting, preserving, and providing open access to original materials that reference the social and cultural importance of America’s ethnic and racial history, the African Diaspora, human relations, and civil rights.
6823 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans LA 70118 United States
The mission of the Andrew Jackson Foundation is to preserve the home of Andrew Jackson, create educational opportunities, and inspire citizenship through learning about his life and unique impact on American history.
4580 Rachel\’s Lane Nashville TN 37076 United States
The mission of the African-American Panoramic Experience (APEX) Museum is to accurately interpret and present history from an African-American perspective in order to help all American and International visitors better understand and appreciate the contributions of African-Americans to America as well as the world.
135 Auburn Avenue Atlanta GA 30303 United States
To promote specialized library service, archival resources, and culturally/educationally related activities essential for study and use by the general public, students, and scholars of the culture and history of peoples of African descent.
101 Auburn Avenue, NE Atlanta GA 30303 United States
To collect, preserve, and promote the unique history and culture of the African diaspora, with emphasis on Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry.
125 Bull Street Charleston SC 29424 United States
The Banneker-Douglass Museum collection is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of African Americans relevant to Maryland through collections, conservation, and study of artifacts, photographs, fine arts, decorative and applied arts, and architectural elements.
84 Franklin Street Annapolis MD 21401 United States
The Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum will be an inclusive cultural institution underscoring the rich, colorfulc turbulent story and impact of the local African American community. The museum will work with its established advisory panel, the BLSCM Preservation GRoup, to 1) honor the lives, accomplish,ents, contributions, diversity and struggles of our African American ancestry; 2) ensure the integrity and authenticity of the stories and history; 3) educate the community on our impact on society through inclusion and open dialogue; and 4) elevate a sense of self, dignity and ,erit in presemt and future generations of our community.
P. O. Box 4773 Seneca SC 29678 United States