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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We celebrate art and culture influenced by people of African descent through education, scholarship and social experiences.
600 Main Street Hartford CT 6103 United States
The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc. mission is to collect, preserve and disseminate the history and culture of black South Florida from 1896 to the present .
819 Northwest 2nd Avenue Miami FL 33136 United States
The Blanchard House Museum is an open access, educational institution devoted to the procurement, preservation, study, and display of artifacts and materials related to the history, culture, and contributions of African Americans in the settlement and development of Charlotte County and Southwest Florida.
406 Dr. M.L.K. Boulevard Punta Gorda FL 33950 United States
The museum exposes, educates, and entertains visitors with all that is blues culture while highlighting our over 400 inductees in five key categories: Performer, Individual, Album, Single, and Literature.
421 South Main Memphis TN 38103-4464 United States
Celebrating and preserving Go-Go, Washington, DC’s Official Music, and the cultural history of the Chocolate City.
To research, collect, and preserve inventions and innovations from early African cultures through African American enslavement to the present.
P. O. Box 300542 Kansas City MO 64130 United States
To stimulate an interest in African American history by revealing the little-known, often-neglected facts of history
To use great leaders as role models to motivate youth to achieve
To improve race relations by dispelling myths of racial inferiority and superiority
To support and work in conjunction with other nonprofit, charitable organizations seeking to improve the social and economic status of African Americans
1601-03 East North Avenue Baltimore MD 21213 United States
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.
618 Church Street, Suite 310 Nashville TN 37219 United States
The museum is committed to embracing diversity in the arts and to preserving the history of our past for future generations.
P. O. Box 5037 Columbia SC 29250 United States
Provide educational programs and museum tours to educate visitors on Rosa Parks arrest and the history of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, as well as those “foot soldiers” who participated in the 1955-56 social protest of the injustice of segregation.
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.
144 W 125th Street New York NY 10027 United States
We are dedicated to preserving the memory of the Wells Built Hotel, South Street Casino, and Orlando’s African-American heritage.
511 W. South Street, Suite 100 Orlando FL 32805 United States
The Tubman Museum fulfills its mission through diverse exhibitions, innovative educational programming, cutting edge technology and a host of special events throughout the year.
310 Cherry Street Macon GA 31201
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.
1212 University Boulevard Birmingham AL 35294 United States
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.
P. O. Box 10851 Albany NY 12201 United States
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.
5100 Cleveland Street Virginia Beach VA 23462 United States
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.
3701 Grandel Square St. Louis MO 63108 United States
The Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center creates, archives and exhibits resources and initiatives for faculty, students, staff and the general community to maintain and sustain access to materials that nurture, preserve, research, document, teach and respect Virgin Islands Caribbean culture, heritage and education.
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.
158 Buffalo Avenue Brooklyn NY 11213 United States