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.

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African American Civil War Museum

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. …Read More
Other 1925 Vermont Ave, NW Washington DC 20001 Home Phone: (202) 667-2667 Website: http://www.afroamcivilwar.org
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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.

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1925 Vermont Ave, NW Washington DC 20001

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African American Museum of Iowa

To preserve, exhibit, and teach the African American heritage of Iowa.Read More
Other 55 12th Avenue SE Cedar Rapids IA 52401 United States Work Phone: (319) 862-2101 Website: http://www.blackiowa.org/
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To preserve, exhibit, and teach the African American heritage of Iowa.

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55 12th Avenue SE Cedar Rapids IA 52401 United States

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African American Museum of the Arts

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.Read More
Other 325 South Clara Avenue DeLand FL 32721 United States Work Phone: (386) 736-4004 Website: http://www.africanmuseumdeland.org/
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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.

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325 South Clara Avenue DeLand FL 32721 United States

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African-American Research Library & Cultural Center

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.Read More
Office 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard Fort Lauderdale FL 33311 United States Work Phone: (954) 357-6282 Website: http://www.broward.org/Library/LocationsHours/Branches/Pages/AA.aspx
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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.

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2650 Sistrunk Boulevard Fort Lauderdale FL 33311 United States

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Afro-American Cultural and Historical Society Museum / The Flewellen Collection

The Flewellen Collection will enrich teaching programs and provide resources that will enrich East Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland communities.Read More
Other 14101 Euclid Avenue East Cleveland OH 44112 United States Work Phone: 216-541-4128 Website: http://www.eastclevelandpubliclibrary.org/about-icabod-flewellen
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The Flewellen Collection will enrich teaching programs and provide resources that will enrich East Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland communities.

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14101 Euclid Avenue East Cleveland OH 44112 United States

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Alabama State Black Archives Research Center and Museum

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.Read More
Other 4900 Meridian Street NW Hunstville Alabama 35811 Home Phone: 256-372-5846 Website: https://www.aamu.edu/academics/library-learning-resources-center/state-black-archives-museum/
Biography

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.

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American Jazz Museum

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.Read More
Other 1616 East 18th Street Kansas City MO 64108 United States Work Phone: (816) 474-8463 Website: https://americanjazzmuseum.org/
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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.

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1616 East 18th Street Kansas City MO 64108 United States

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Amistad Research Center

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.Read More
Other 6823 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans LA 70118 United States Work Phone: (504) 862-3222 Website: http://www.amistadresearchcenter.org/
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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.

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6823 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans LA 70118 United States

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Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

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.Read More
Other 4580 Rachel\’s Lane Nashville TN 37076 United States Work Phone: 615-889-2941 Website: http://thehermitage.com/
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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.

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4580 Rachel\’s Lane Nashville TN 37076 United States

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APEX Museum

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.Read More
Other 135 Auburn Avenue Atlanta GA 30303 United States Work Phone: 404-523-2739 Website: http://www.apexmuseum.org/
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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.

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135 Auburn Avenue Atlanta GA 30303 United States

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Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History

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.Read More
Other 101 Auburn Avenue, NE Atlanta GA 30303 United States Work Phone: 414-730-4001 Website: http://www.afpls.org/aarl
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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.

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101 Auburn Avenue, NE Atlanta GA 30303 United States

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Avery Research Center for African American History & Culture

To collect, preserve, and promote the unique history and culture of the African diaspora, with emphasis on Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry.Read More
Other 125 Bull Street Charleston SC 29424 United States Work Phone: 843-953-7609 Website: http://avery.cofc.edu/
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To collect, preserve, and promote the unique history and culture of the African diaspora, with emphasis on Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry.

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125 Bull Street Charleston SC 29424 United States

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Banneker-Douglass Museum

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.Read More
Other 84 Franklin Street Annapolis MD 21401 United States Work Phone: 410-216-6180 Website: http://bdmuseum.maryland.gov/
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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.

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84 Franklin Street Annapolis MD 21401 United States

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Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum

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.Read More
Other P. O. Box 4773 Seneca SC 29678 United States Work Phone: 864-710-9994 Website: https://www.blscm.org/
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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.

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P. O. Box 4773 Seneca SC 29678 United States

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Bessie Smith Cultural Center formerly Chatanooga Afro-American Museum

The mission of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center (The Bessie) is to become the premier interdisciplinary cultural center that promotes cultural, educational, and artistic excellence and fosters research and education of African and African American heritage; and provides a venue that allows the community to celebrate through education, art and entertainment.Read More
Other 200 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard Chattanooga TN 37403 United States Work Phone: (423) 266-8658 Website: http://www.bessiesmithcc.org/
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The mission of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center (The Bessie) is to become the premier interdisciplinary cultural center that promotes cultural, educational, and artistic excellence and fosters research and education of African and African American heritage; and provides a venue that allows the community to celebrate through education, art and entertainment.

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200 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard Chattanooga TN 37403 United States

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Beulah Rucker Museum

The mission of The Educational Foundation and Museum of Beulah Rucker Inc. is to memorialize the life of this great African-American woman, Mrs. Beulah Bucker Oliver. Recognizing the important role she played in local education, while increasing public awareness of her contributions to Gainesville, and Hall County through educational, religious, economic, social, and civic activities that enhance the quality of community life.…Read More
Other P. O. Box 311232 Atlanta Gainesville GA 30501 United States Work Phone: (404) 401-6589 Website: http://www.beulahruckermuseum.org/
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The mission of The Educational Foundation and Museum of Beulah Rucker Inc. is to memorialize the life of this great African-American woman, Mrs. Beulah Bucker Oliver. Recognizing the important role she played in local education, while increasing public awareness of her contributions to Gainesville, and Hall County through educational, religious, economic, social, and civic activities that enhance the quality of community life.
The museum is dedicated to preserving African-American heritage and promoting awareness of the contributions and personal sacrifice of Ms. Beulah Rucker Oliver. This is the first museum to focus on African-American heritage in Gainesville and Hall County and throughout north Georgia.

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P. O. Box 311232 Atlanta Gainesville GA 30501 United States

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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Our mission is to enlighten each generation on civil and human rights by exploring our common past and working together in the present to build a better future.Read More
Other 520 Sixteenth St. North Birmingham Alabama 35203 Home Phone: 205-328-9696 Website: http://www.bcri.org
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Our mission is to enlighten each generation on civil and human rights by exploring our common past and working together in the present to build a better future.

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Black Heritage Society of Washington State

The Black Heritage Society of Washington Stat is dedicated to the acquisition, preservation and exhibition of materials relating to the history and culture of African Americans in the State of Washington.Read More
Other Seattle Washington 98122 Home Phone: (206) 324-1126 ext. 190 Website: http://www.bhswa.org
Biography

The Black Heritage Society of Washington Stat is dedicated to the acquisition, preservation and exhibition of materials relating to the history and culture of African Americans in the State of Washington.

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Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

To preserve and showcase the many contributions of African Americans to Colorado and the West.Read More
Other 2401 Welton Street Denver CO 80205 United States Work Phone: 720-865-2401 Website: https://history.denverlibrary.org/about-blair
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To preserve and showcase the many contributions of African Americans to Colorado and the West.

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2401 Welton Street Denver CO 80205 United States

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Bronzeville Children’s Museum

Our mission is to enrich the lives of all children ages 3 -9 and adults by educating and exposing them to the rich culture and contributions of African Americans and their diaspora through "hands-on" learning activities, interactive exhibitions and unique programs. We are still the first and only African american children's museum in the country celebrating our 21st anniversary,Read More
Other 9301 South Stony Island Avenue Chicago Illinois 60617 Home Phone: 773-721-9301 Website: http://bronzevillechildrensmuseum.com
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Our mission is to enrich the lives of all children ages 3 -9 and adults by educating and exposing them to the rich culture and contributions of African Americans and their diaspora through “hands-on” learning activities, interactive exhibitions and unique programs. We are still the first and only African american children’s museum in the country celebrating
our 21st anniversary,