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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Community Folk Art Center

The primary motivation and objective for the establishment of CFAC was to provide a high quality showcase for African Diasporan artists, creating a setting for dialogue and interaction among emerging, mid-career and professional artists, in Central New York.Read More
Other 805 East Genesee Street Syracuse NY 13210 United States Work Phone: (315) 442-2230 Website: http://communityfolkartcenter.org/
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The primary motivation and objective for the establishment of CFAC was to provide a high quality showcase for African Diasporan artists, creating a setting for dialogue and interaction among emerging, mid-career and professional artists, in Central New York.

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805 East Genesee Street Syracuse NY 13210 United States

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Cultural Heritage Museum (African American Museum & Cultural Center)

Plan, promote, preserve and protect African American history and culture.Read More
Other 242 South Queen Street Kinston NC 28501 United States Work Phone: (252) 523-1873 Website: http://www.culturalheritage-museum.org/%20error;%20see%20brochure%20pdf%20here%20http://www.visitkinston.com/documents/museum_row.pdf
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Plan, promote, preserve and protect African American history and culture.

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242 South Queen Street Kinston NC 28501 United States

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David C. Driskell Center for the Study Of The Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora

The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, College Park, honors the legacy of David C. Driskell - Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Art, Artist, Art Historian, Collector, Curator, and Philanthropist - by preserving the rich heritage of African American visual art and culture.…Read More
Other 1214 Cole Student Activities Building College Park MD 20742 United States Work Phone: (301) 314-2615 Website: http://www.driskellcenter.umd.edu/
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The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, College Park, honors the legacy of David C. Driskell – Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Art, Artist, Art Historian, Collector, Curator, and Philanthropist – by preserving the rich heritage of African American visual art and culture. Established in 2001, the Center provides an intellectual home for artists, museum professionals, art administrators, and scholars, who are interested in broadening the field of African Diasporic studies. The Driskell Center is committed to collecting, documenting, and presenting African American art as well as replenishing and expanding the field.

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1214 Cole Student Activities Building College Park MD 20742 United States

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Delta Arts Center

The mission of Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts, Inc., is to enrich the lives of neighborhood and area residents by stimulating interest throughout the entire community in American arts and humanities, with emphasis on the contributions of African-Americans; to increase awareness and knowledge of the contributions of African-Americans to the arts and humanities in America and build pride in these contributions; to encourage individual creativity; and to provide quality cultural and educational programming for the entire community.Read More
Other 2611 New Walkertown Road Winston-Salem NC 27101 United States Work Phone: (336) 722-2625 Website: http://www.deltaartscenter.org
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The mission of Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts, Inc., is to enrich the lives of neighborhood and area residents by stimulating interest throughout the entire community in American arts and humanities, with emphasis on the contributions of African-Americans; to increase awareness and knowledge of the contributions of African-Americans to the arts and humanities in America and build pride in these contributions; to encourage individual creativity; and to provide quality cultural and educational programming for the entire community.

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2611 New Walkertown Road Winston-Salem NC 27101 United States

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Delta Blues Museum

The Delta Blues Museum is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value, and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the blues.Read More
Other P. O. Box 459 Clarkesdale MS 38614 United States Website: http://www.deltabluesmuseum.org/
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The Delta Blues Museum is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value, and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the blues.

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P. O. Box 459 Clarkesdale MS 38614 United States

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Delta Center for Culture & Learning

The mission of The Delta Center is to promote greater understanding of Mississippi Delta culture and history and its significance to the world through education, partnerships, and community engagement.Read More
Other Delta State Univeristy, Box 3152 Cleveland MS 38733 United States Work Phone: 662-846-4311 Website: http://deltacenterdsu.com/
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The mission of The Delta Center is to promote greater understanding of Mississippi Delta culture and history and its significance to the world through education, partnerships, and community engagement.

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Delta State Univeristy, Box 3152 Cleveland MS 38733 United States

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Dora Nelson African American Art and History Museum

Dora Nelson African American Art & History Museum (DNAAAHM) exists to collect, preserve and make available, for review and study for present and future generations, artifacts, art printed material, records which document the history of the African American presence and contribution in the Perris Valley, Inland Empire and beyond.Read More
Other 316 East 7th Street Perris CA 92570 United States Work Phone: 310-740-5315 Website: http://dnaaahm.org/
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Dora Nelson African American Art & History Museum (DNAAAHM) exists to collect, preserve and make available, for review and study for present and future generations, artifacts, art printed material, records which document the history of the African American presence and contribution in the Perris Valley, Inland Empire and beyond.

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316 East 7th Street Perris CA 92570 United States

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Evansville African American Museum

The mission of the Evansville African American Museum is to continually develop a resource and cultural center to collect, preserve, and educate the public on the history and traditions of African American families, organizations, and communities.Read More
Other P.O. Box 3124 Evansville IN 47713 United States Work Phone: 812-423-5188 x104
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The mission of the Evansville African American Museum is to continually develop a resource and cultural center to collect, preserve, and educate the public on the history and traditions of African American families, organizations, and communities.

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P.O. Box 3124 Evansville IN 47713 United States

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Fort Des Moines Museum & Education Center

The Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center mission is to preserve, promote, and perpetuate the heritage of service, sacrifice, and risk taken by the Black officers of World War I and the women of World War II trained as WACS and that of all others whose lives have been connected to Fort Des Moines.Read More
Other 75 E. Army Post Road Des Moines IA 50315 United States Work Phone: (515) 282-8060 Website: http://fortdesmoinesmuseum.org/
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The Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center mission is to preserve, promote, and perpetuate the heritage of service, sacrifice, and risk taken by the Black officers of World War I and the women of World War II trained as WACS and that of all others whose lives have been connected to Fort Des Moines.

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75 E. Army Post Road Des Moines IA 50315 United States

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Freetown Village Living History Museum

Freetown Village's mission is to educate the public about African American lives and culture in Indiana through living history performances, the collection and preservation of artifacts, exhibits and allied programs.Read More
Other 625 Indiana Avenue Indianapolis IN 46202 United States Work Phone: (317) 631-1870 Website: http://www.freetown.org/
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Freetown Village’s mission is to educate the public about African American lives and culture in Indiana through living history performances, the collection and preservation of artifacts, exhibits and allied programs.

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625 Indiana Avenue Indianapolis IN 46202 United States

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G.W. CARVER INTERPRETIVE MUSEUM

The G.W. Carver Interpretive Museum provides a glimpse of the historical contributions and influences of Dr. George Washington Carver ("The Peanut Man") and other outstanding men and women.Read More
Other 305 N. Foster Street Dothan AL 36303 United States Work Phone: (334) 712-0933 Website: http://www.gwcarvermuseum.com
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The G.W. Carver Interpretive Museum provides a glimpse of the historical contributions and influences of Dr. George Washington Carver (“The Peanut Man”) and other outstanding men and women.

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305 N. Foster Street Dothan AL 36303 United States

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George Boyer Vashon Research Center and Museum for African American Culture

To build community relationships by teaching with a collection of artifacts, objects, and historical documents for exhibiting, interpreting and review of early St. Louis residents and people across the United States who were labeled, "Negro or Colored" To teach social justice where people of all races can research life during Slavery and Jim Crow ways of life.…Read More
Other 2223 St. Louis Avenue St. Louis MO 63106 United States Work Phone: 314-749-6322 Website: http://www.georgevashonmuseum.org/
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To build community relationships by teaching with a collection of artifacts, objects, and historical documents for exhibiting, interpreting and review of early St. Louis residents and people across the United States who were labeled, “Negro or Colored”
To teach social justice where people of all races can research life during Slavery and Jim Crow ways of life.
Promote world peace.

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2223 St. Louis Avenue St. Louis MO 63106 United States

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George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center

The Carver Museum, Cultural & Genealogy Center is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of African American history & family research. The Genealogy Center is an extension of the Carver Museum and Cultural Center and acts as a public resource for learning about family history.Read More
Other 1165 Angelina Street Austin TX 78702 United States Work Phone: 512-974 3650 Website: https://www.austintexas.gov/genealogycenter
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The Carver Museum, Cultural & Genealogy Center is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of African American history & family research. The Genealogy Center is an extension of the Carver Museum and Cultural Center and acts as a public resource for learning about family history.

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1165 Angelina Street Austin TX 78702 United States

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Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives (GRAAMA)

Our mission is to promote, preserve, display, collect and honor the lives, culture, history and accomplishments of African, African American, and connected peoples in the Greater Grand Rapids Michigan community.Read More
Other 87 Monroe Center St. NW Grand Rapids MI 49503 Home Phone: 616-540-2943 Website: http://www.graama.org
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Our mission is to promote, preserve, display, collect and honor the lives, culture, history and accomplishments of African, African American, and connected peoples in the Greater Grand Rapids Michigan community.

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87 Monroe Center St. NW Grand Rapids MI 49503

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Gum Springs Historical Society and Museum

It is the aim of the Museum to display a dynamic exhibit of the history of the Gum Springs Community.Read More
Other 8100 Fordson Road Gum Springs (Alexandria) VA 22306 United States Work Phone: 703-375-9825 Website: http://gumspringsmuseum.blogspot.com/p/about-us.html
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It is the aim of the Museum to display a dynamic exhibit of the history of the Gum Springs Community.

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8100 Fordson Road Gum Springs (Alexandria) VA 22306 United States

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Hampton University Museum

With galleries dedicated to African American, African, American Indian and Asian and Pacific art and artifacts, the museum contains more than 9,000 objects representing cultures and people from around the world.Read More
Other 100 East Queen Street Hampton VA 23668 United States Work Phone: (757) 727-5308 Website: http://museum.hamptonu.edu/
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With galleries dedicated to African American, African, American Indian and Asian and Pacific art and artifacts, the museum contains more than 9,000 objects representing cultures and people from around the world.

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100 East Queen Street Hampton VA 23668 United States

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Harvey B Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture presents, preserves and celebrates excellence in the art, history and culture of African-Americans and those of African descent. We ignite engagement and conversations that inspire, empower and enlighten all.Read More
Other 551 S. Tryon Street. Charlotte NC 28202 United States Work Phone: 704-547-3700 Website: http://www.ganttcenter.org
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The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture presents, preserves and celebrates excellence in the art, history and culture of African-Americans and those of African descent.

We ignite engagement and conversations that inspire, empower and enlighten all.

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551 S. Tryon Street. Charlotte NC 28202 United States

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Historic Stagville State Historic Site

To preserve and interpret the history of enslaved and free individuals who established, developed, and maintained the Bennehan-Cameron plantations.Read More
Other 5828 Old Oxford Highway Durham NC 27712 United States Work Phone: (919) 620-0120 Website: http://www.stagville.org
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To preserve and interpret the history of enslaved and free individuals who established, developed, and maintained the Bennehan-Cameron plantations.

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5828 Old Oxford Highway Durham NC 27712 United States

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Howard County Center of African American Culture

the Howard County Center of African American Culture Inc. is an independent, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of African American history and culture of Howard County Maryland and the surrounding region.Read More
Other 5434 Vantage Point Road Columbia MD 21044 United States Work Phone: (410) 715-1921 Website: http://www.hccaac.org/
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the Howard County Center of African American Culture Inc. is an independent, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of African American history and culture of Howard County Maryland and the surrounding region.

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5434 Vantage Point Road Columbia MD 21044 United States

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum Cultural Center Of African American History

The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum and Cultural Center Of African and African American History was established to inspire, enlighten and enrich the lives of Mississippian and people everywhere by collecting, preserving, and disseminating African and African American contributions toward the fields of history, art and culture in the United States and throughout the world.Read More
Other 220 North Randolph Street Holly Springs MS 38635 United States Work Phone: 662-252-3232 Website: http://idabwellsmuseum.org/
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The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum and Cultural Center Of African and African American History was established to inspire, enlighten and enrich the lives of Mississippian and people everywhere by collecting, preserving, and disseminating African and African American contributions toward the fields of history, art and culture in the United States and throughout the world.

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220 North Randolph Street Holly Springs MS 38635 United States