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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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

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John G. Riley Center/Museum of African American History and Culture

The mission and purpose of the John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum for African American History & Culture, Inc. is to discover, archive and illuminate the blended interrelationship of African American, Native American and European history and preserve African American landmarks and legacies throughout the State of Florida as an enduring public resource through tourism and education. Established in 1996,  the museum’s programs provide an environment and means to encourage and empower participants to develop an awareness of and gain an appreciation for the educational and social contributions of African Americans to Florida’s history.Read More
Contact: Althemese Barnes Other 419 East Jefferson Street Tallahassee Florida 32301 USA Work Phone: 850-681-7881 Website: http://www.rileymuseum.org
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The mission and purpose of the John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum for African American History & Culture, Inc. is to discover, archive and illuminate the blended interrelationship of African American, Native American and European history and preserve African American landmarks and legacies throughout the State of Florida as an enduring public resource through tourism and education. Established in 1996,  the museum’s programs provide an environment and means to encourage and empower participants to develop an awareness of and gain an appreciation for the educational and social contributions of African Americans to Florida’s history.

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419 East Jefferson Street Tallahassee Florida 32301 USA

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John Wesley Church and African American Museum

The mission of the John Wesley Preservation Society is to restore and maintain the culturally significant church, cook shop, cemetery and grounds, and raise money to support and manage this work. The Society develops and promotes educational and cultural programs and public displays, and historical and archaeological research related to the historical significance of the site, consistent with State, Federal, local and grant guidelines and requirements for such sites.Read More
Other P. O. Box 233, 220 South St. Oxford MD 21654 United States Work Phone: 410-226-0222 Website: http://johnwesleychurch.org/
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The mission of the John Wesley Preservation Society is to restore and maintain the culturally significant church, cook shop, cemetery and grounds, and raise money to support and manage this work. The Society develops and promotes educational and cultural programs and public displays, and historical and archaeological research related to the historical significance of the site, consistent with State, Federal, local and grant guidelines and requirements for such sites.

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P. O. Box 233, 220 South St. Oxford MD 21654 United States

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Katherine Dunham Centers for Arts and Humanities

KDCAH's fundamental purpose is to promote research and training in the arts and humanities, leading to 1) Arts-based communication techniques for people of diverse cultures, and 2) a multi-arts training program to humanize and socialize individuals as well as provide them with marketable skills. These ends are achieved through continued scholarship in the field of inter-cultural communication, carried on by Ms.…Read More
Other 1005 Pennsylvania Avenue East St. Louis IL 62201 United States Work Phone: 618-795-5970 Website: http://kdcah.org/
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KDCAH’s fundamental purpose is to promote research and training in the arts and humanities, leading to 1) Arts-based communication techniques for people of diverse cultures, and 2) a multi-arts training program to humanize and socialize individuals as well as provide them with marketable skills. These ends are achieved through continued scholarship in the field of inter-cultural communication, carried on by Ms. Dunham and others, and an innovative arts training program developed and perfected by Ms. Dunham in the late 1940’s.

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1005 Pennsylvania Avenue East St. Louis IL 62201 United States

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L.B. Brown House Museum

To preserve the historic L.B. Brown House for use as a museum to help educate the public about the significant contributions made by African-Americans to Florida's unique history.Read More
Other 470 L.B. Brown Avenue Bartow FL 33830 United States Work Phone: 863-534-0100 Website: http://www.lbbrown.com/
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To preserve the historic L.B. Brown House for use as a museum to help educate the public about the significant contributions made by African-Americans to Florida’s unique history.

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470 L.B. Brown Avenue Bartow FL 33830 United States

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Laurel Grove School Museum

The Association is committed to restoring, preserving, and maintaining the Laurel Grove School as an important historical site and museum in Northern Virginia and as an enduring national educational resource for understanding the post-slavery black experience embodied in the heritage of the school.Read More
Other 12601 Yates Ford Road Clifton VA 20124 United States Work Phone: 703-625-1690 Website: http://www.laurelgroveschool.org/contact/contact.html
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The Association is committed to restoring, preserving, and maintaining the Laurel Grove School as an important historical site and museum in Northern Virginia and as an enduring national educational resource for understanding the post-slavery black experience embodied in the heritage of the school.

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12601 Yates Ford Road Clifton VA 20124 United States

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Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center

The Friends of Lincolnville, Inc., is charged with the governing of the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center. Its mission is to preserve, perpetuate and promote the history and culture of African Americans in Northeast Florida through art, literature, music, theatre, recordings, live performances, lectures, heritage re-enactments and exhibits or artifacts, photographs and oral histories. The Friends of Lincolnville, Inc., is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.…Read More
Other 102 MLK Avenue Saint Augustine FL 32084 United States Work Phone: 904-824-1191 Website: http://www.lincolnvillemuseum.org/
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The Friends of Lincolnville, Inc., is charged with the governing of the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center. Its mission is to preserve, perpetuate and promote the history and culture of African Americans in Northeast Florida through art, literature, music, theatre, recordings, live performances, lectures, heritage re-enactments and exhibits or artifacts, photographs and oral histories.

The Friends of Lincolnville, Inc., is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations to this organization are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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102 MLK Avenue Saint Augustine FL 32084 United States

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Margaret Walker Center

The Margaret Walker Center is an archive and museum dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of African-American history and culture.Read More
Other 1400 J.R. Lynch Street Jackson MS 39217 United States Work Phone: 601-979-3935 Website: http://www.jsums.edu/margaretwalkercenter/
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The Margaret Walker Center is an archive and museum dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of African-American history and culture.

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1400 J.R. Lynch Street Jackson MS 39217 United States

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McKenna Museum of African American Art

The George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art is an institution that collects, interprets and preserves the visual aesthetic of people of African descent in North America and beyond. Through innovative programs and exhibits that engage versatile audiences, the McKenna Museum seeks to make African Diasporan fine art accessible to visitors of all ages.…Read More
Other 2003 Carondelet Street New Orleans LA 70130 United States Work Phone: 504.586.7432 Website: http://www.themckennamuseum.com/
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The George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art is an institution that collects, interprets and preserves the visual aesthetic of people of African descent in North America and beyond. Through innovative programs and exhibits that engage versatile audiences, the McKenna Museum seeks to make African Diasporan fine art accessible to visitors of all ages. The institution identifies and presents emerging artists alongside well-established fine arts masters.

Located in New Orleans, the McKenna Museum is committed to the preservation of the distinct culture found within the African American community of Louisiana.

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2003 Carondelet Street New Orleans LA 70130 United States

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Musée Mâ Loango de Diosso

Other Diosso Republic of the Congo Work Phone: +242 05532064 Work Phone: +242 053062484 Roadmap Satellite Connections Business Directory | Leaflet Connections Business Directory | Leaflet

Diosso Republic of the Congo

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Museum of African American Art

MAAA is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of art by or about people of African descent and their contributions to world culture.Read More
Other 4005 Crenshaw Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90008 United States Work Phone: 323-294-7071 Website: http://www.maaala.org
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MAAA is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of art by or about people of African descent and their contributions to world culture.

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4005 Crenshaw Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90008 United States

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Museum of African American Technology (MAAT) Science Village

NCCBPE is a 501 (c) (3),non-profit organization established in 1970 by a group of concerned engineers seeking to form ties between the many Black scientists in Northern California.Read More
Other 722 Chester Street Oakland CA 94607 United States Work Phone: (510) 893-6426 Website: http://www.ncalifblackengineers.org/MAAT%20%20Science%20Village.htm
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NCCBPE is a 501 (c) (3),non-profit organization established in 1970 by a group of concerned engineers seeking to form ties between the many Black scientists in Northern California.

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722 Chester Street Oakland CA 94607 United States

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Natchez Museum of African American History & Culture

The purpose of the Natchez Museum AAHC shall be the education of the public in the history of the African American community in Natchez MS from the earliest appearance Africans in the Natchez area (1716) to the present time. Special emphasis is placed on local and state Blacks; however, national Black experiences are also presented.Read More
Other P. O. Box # 1844 Natchez MS 39121-1844 United States Work Phone: 601-445-0728 Website: http://visitnatchez.org/what-to-do-2/attractions/napac/
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The purpose of the Natchez Museum AAHC shall be the education of the public in the history of the African American community in Natchez MS from the earliest appearance Africans in the Natchez area (1716) to the present time. Special emphasis is placed on local and state Blacks; however, national Black experiences are also presented.

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P. O. Box # 1844 Natchez MS 39121-1844 United States

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National Blues Museum

The National Blues Museum is dedicated to preserving and honoring the history and legacy of Blues music and its impact on American and world cultureRead More
Other 616 N. 7th #813 St. Louis MO 63101 United States Work Phone: 314-925-0016 Website: https://www.nationalbluesmuseum.org
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The National Blues Museum is dedicated to preserving and honoring the history and legacy of Blues music and its impact on American and world culture

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616 N. 7th #813 St. Louis MO 63101 United States

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National Civil Rights Museum

The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., chronicles key episodes of the American Civil Rights Movement, examines today's global civil and human rights issues, provokes thoughtful debate and serves as a catalyst for positive change.Read More
Other 450 Mulberry Street Memphis TN 38103 United States Work Phone: 901-521-9699 Website: http://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/
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The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., chronicles key episodes of the American Civil Rights Movement, examines today’s global civil and human rights issues, provokes thoughtful debate and serves as a catalyst for positive change.

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450 Mulberry Street Memphis TN 38103 United States

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National Museum of African American History & Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members.…Read More
Office 1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC 20560 US Home Phone: 844.750.3012 Website: National Museum of African American History & Culture
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The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

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1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC 20560 US

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Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center

Today, this restored 1899 Victorian landmark continues to be devoted to the expression of black cultural and historical themes. The public is invited to use this facility to learn of the past, examine current issues, and celebrate life's milestones.Read More
Other 2803 Oak Avenue Newport News VA 23607 United States Work Phone: (757) 247-2360 Website: http://www.newsomehouse.org/
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Today, this restored 1899 Victorian landmark continues to be devoted to the expression of black cultural and historical themes. The public is invited to use this facility to learn of the past, examine current issues, and celebrate life’s milestones.

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2803 Oak Avenue Newport News VA 23607 United States

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Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center

Today, the Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center operates as a heritage museum. In one of the school's old classrooms, visitors are educated about African American life in northwest Georgia during the Depression era. The other classroom is used for community meetings. Wooden desks and memorabilia help educate visitors about the museum's former use as a school. Outside the museum, visitors can have lunch in the picnic area while viewing the historical markers and landscape.Read More
Other 2361 Joe Frank Harris Parkway Cassville GA 30123 United States Work Phone: (770) 382-3392 Website: http://visitcartersvillega.org/noble-hill-wheeler-memorial-center/
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Today, the Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center operates as a heritage museum. In one of the school’s old classrooms, visitors are educated about African American life in northwest Georgia during the Depression era. The other classroom is used for community meetings. Wooden desks and memorabilia help educate visitors about the museum’s former use as a school. Outside the museum, visitors can have lunch in the picnic area while viewing the historical markers and landscape.

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2361 Joe Frank Harris Parkway Cassville GA 30123 United States

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Northwest African American Museum

Our mission is to spread knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the histories, arts and cultures of people of African descent for the enrichment of all. We accomplish our mission by working with others to: *Present and preserve the connections between the Pacific Northwest and people of African descent; and to *Investigate and celebrate Black experiences in America through exhibitions, programs and events.Read More
Other 2300 S. Massachusetts Street Seattle WA 98144 United States Work Phone: (206) 518-6000 Website: http://www.naamnw.org/
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Our mission is to spread knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the histories, arts and cultures of people of African descent for the enrichment of all. We accomplish our mission by working with others to: *Present and preserve the connections between the Pacific Northwest and people of African descent; and to *Investigate and celebrate Black experiences in America through exhibitions, programs and events.

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2300 S. Massachusetts Street Seattle WA 98144 United States