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 National Museum of African American Music

The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) educates the world, preserves the legacy and celebrates the contributions of African Americans and the role they play in creating and shaping the soundtrack of American life.Read More
Other 618 Church Street, Suite 310 Nashville TN 37219 United States Work Phone: (615) 301-8724 Website: http://nmaam.org/
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The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) educates the world, preserves the legacy and celebrates the contributions of African Americans and the role they play in creating and shaping the soundtrack of American life.

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618 Church Street, Suite 310 Nashville TN 37219 United States

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The Renaissance Foundation, Ernest A. Finney Civil Rights Museum

The museum is committed to embracing diversity in the arts and to preserving the history of our past for future generations.Read More
Other P. O. Box 5037 Columbia SC 29250 United States Work Phone: 803-733-5634 Website: https://www.facebook.com/Renaissance-Foundation-620318491341803/
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The museum is committed to embracing diversity in the arts and to preserving the history of our past for future generations.

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P. O. Box 5037 Columbia SC 29250 United States

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The Studio Museum in Harlem

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.Read More
Other 144 W 125th Street New York NY 10027 United States Work Phone: 212-864-4500 Website: https://www.studiomuseum.org/
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The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

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144 W 125th Street New York NY 10027 United States

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The Wells’ Built Museum of African American History and Culture

We are dedicated to preserving the memory of the Wells Built Hotel, South Street Casino, and Orlando's African-American heritage.Read More
Other 511 W. South Street, Suite 100 Orlando FL 32805 United States Work Phone: (407) 245-7535 Website: http://wellsbuiltmuseumofafricanamericanhistoryandculture.org/
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We are dedicated to preserving the memory of the Wells Built Hotel, South Street Casino, and Orlando’s African-American heritage.

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511 W. South Street, Suite 100 Orlando FL 32805 United States

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Tubman Museum

The Tubman Museum fulfills its mission through diverse exhibitions, innovative educational programming, cutting edge technology and a host of special events throughout the year.Read More
Other 310 Cherry Street Macon GA 31201 Work Phone: 478 743 8544 Website: http://www.tubmanmuseum.com
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The Tubman Museum fulfills its mission through diverse exhibitions, innovative educational programming, cutting edge technology and a host of special events throughout the year.

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310 Cherry Street Macon GA 31201

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Ullman High School Museum Archives (UHSNAA)

The Ullman High School Museum was born out a genuine desire to share the contributions the alumni have made to the development of Birmingham and the world.Read More
Other 1212 University Boulevard Birmingham AL 35294 United States Work Phone: 803-361-2650 Website: https://www.facebook.com/Ullman-High-School-Museum-and-Archives-536407879824832/
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The Ullman High School Museum was born out a genuine desire to share the contributions the alumni have made to the development of Birmingham and the world.

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1212 University Boulevard Birmingham AL 35294 United States

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Underground Rail Road History Project

Underground Railroad History Project researches and preserves the local and national history of the anti-slavery and underground railroad movements, their international connections, and their legacies to later struggles; it engages in public education and dialogue about these movements and their relevance to modern society.Read More
Other P. O. Box 10851 Albany NY 12201 United States Work Phone: 518-432-4432 Website: http://undergroundrailroadhistory.org/
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Underground Railroad History Project researches and preserves the local and national history of the anti-slavery and underground railroad movements, their international connections, and their legacies to later struggles; it engages in public education and dialogue about these movements and their relevance to modern society.

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P. O. Box 10851 Albany NY 12201 United States

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Union Kempsville High School Museum

The Virginia Beach History Museums serve as educational resources for the community and as stewards of historic buildings and museum collections in the City of Virginia Beach.Read More
Other 5100 Cleveland Street Virginia Beach VA 23462 United States Work Phone: 757-385-5106 Website: http://www.museumsvb.org/museums/union-kempsville
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The Virginia Beach History Museums serve as educational resources for the community and as stewards of historic buildings and museum collections in the City of Virginia Beach.

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5100 Cleveland Street Virginia Beach VA 23462 United States

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Vaughn Cultural Center and Museum

The VCC is devoted to the display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials. The goal of the center is to promote awareness of African American history and culture through exhibits, story telling and special programs. The VCC features African American art, exhibits, regional and national artists and provides a venue for local poets, musicians as well as published writers.Read More
Other 3701 Grandel Square St. Louis MO 63108 United States Work Phone: 314-615-3600 Website: https://www.ulstl.com/vaughn-cultural-center/
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The VCC is devoted to the display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials. The goal of the center is to promote awareness of African American history and culture through exhibits, story telling and special programs. The VCC features African American art, exhibits, regional and national artists and provides a venue for local poets, musicians as well as published writers.

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3701 Grandel Square St. Louis MO 63108 United States

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Weeksville Heritage Center

To document, preserve and interpret the history of free African American communities in Weeksville, Brooklyn and beyond and to create and inspire innovative, contemporary uses of African American history through education, the arts, and civic engagement.Read More
Other 158 Buffalo Avenue Brooklyn NY 11213 United States Work Phone: 718-756-5250 Website: http://www.weeksvillesociety.org/
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To document, preserve and interpret the history of free African American communities in Weeksville, Brooklyn and beyond and to create and inspire innovative, contemporary uses of African American history through education, the arts, and civic engagement.

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158 Buffalo Avenue Brooklyn NY 11213 United States

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Whitney Plantation

Whitney Plantation is a genuine landmark built by African slaves and their descendants. As a site of memory and consciousness, the Whitney Plantation Museum is meant to pay homage to all slaves on the plantation itself and to all of those who lived elsewhere in the US South.Read More
Other 5099 Highway 18 Wallace LA 70049 United States Work Phone: 504-265-7159 Website: http://whitneyplantation.com/
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Whitney Plantation is a genuine landmark built by African slaves and their descendants. As a site of memory and consciousness, the Whitney Plantation Museum is meant to pay homage to all slaves on the plantation itself and to all of those who lived elsewhere in the US South.

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5099 Highway 18 Wallace LA 70049 United States