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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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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Museum of African American Technology (MAAT) Science Village

MAAT Science Village collects, exhibits and preserves information about the African Americans science an engineering historical and current contributions to share with the public.Read More
Home Phone: 520-803-6426 Website: http://ncalifblackengineers.org/maat-science-village?
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MAAT Science Village collects, exhibits and preserves information about the African Americans science an engineering historical and current contributions to share with the public.

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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

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Old Salem Museums & Gardens

To engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South.Read More
Other 600 S. Main Street Winston-Salem NC 27101 United States Work Phone: 336-721-7300 Website: http://www.oldsalem.org/
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To engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South.

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600 S. Main Street Winston-Salem NC 27101 United States

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Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum

The Oliver Nestus Freeman Roundhouse Museum has served to preserve, promote and present African-American history, art and culture to all citizens of Wilson and the region in order to increase the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of cultural traditions and African-American contributions to society.Read More
Other 1202 East Nash Street Wilson NC 27893 United States Work Phone: (252) 243-2526 Website: http://www.theroundhousemuseum.com/
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The Oliver Nestus Freeman Roundhouse Museum has served to preserve, promote and present African-American history, art and culture to all citizens of Wilson and the region in order to increase the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of cultural traditions and African-American contributions to society.

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1202 East Nash Street Wilson NC 27893 United States

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Pennsylvania Abolition Society

Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and for the Relief of Free Negroes unlawfully Held in Bondage, and for Improving the Condition of the African RaceRead More
Other 1300 Locust Street Philadelphia PA 19107 United States Work Phone: (215) 732-6200 X213 Website: http://www.paabolition.org/
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Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and for the Relief of Free Negroes unlawfully Held in Bondage, and for Improving the Condition of the African Race

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1300 Locust Street Philadelphia PA 19107 United States

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Pinellas County African American History Museum

Other Clearwater Florida 33758 Home Phone: 727-480-7572 Website: http://www.curtismuseum.org
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Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail

Our mission here at the Trail is to preserve the history and culture of the African-American community in Portsmouth and the New Hampshire region. Our work promotes awareness and appreciation of people of color through education and public programs.Read More
Other P. O. Box 728 Portsmouth NH 3801 United States Work Phone: 603-380-1231 Website: http://portsmouthhistory.org/portsmouth-black-heritage-trail/
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Our mission here at the Trail is to preserve the history and culture of the African-American community in Portsmouth and the New Hampshire region. Our work promotes awareness and appreciation of people of color through education and public programs.

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P. O. Box 728 Portsmouth NH 3801 United States

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Price Public Community Center & Swift Museum

The Swift Museum mission is to collect, preserve, and present the past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.Read More
Other 203 Spring Street Rogersville TN 37857 United States Work Phone: 423-921-3888 Website: http://www.swiftmuseum.org/
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The Swift Museum mission is to collect, preserve, and present the past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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203 Spring Street Rogersville TN 37857 United States

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Purdue Black Cultural Center

Purdue University's Black Cultural Center is a vibrant element of University life, offering a wealth of programs and services for the entire campus community. We bring together the wonderful diversity of the Purdue family by nurturing and presenting the rich heritage of the African American experience through art, history and cultural understanding. The center sponsors outstanding student performing arts ensembles in dance drama, choral music and creative writing.…Read More
Other 1100 Third Street West Lafayette IN 47906 United States Work Phone: 765-494-3092 Website: https://www.purdue.edu/bcc/
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Purdue University’s Black Cultural Center is a vibrant element of University life, offering a wealth of programs and services for the entire campus community. We bring together the wonderful diversity of the Purdue family by nurturing and presenting the rich heritage of the African American experience through art, history and cultural understanding. The center sponsors outstanding student performing arts ensembles in dance drama, choral music and creative writing. We also house a special collections library, a computer lab, and student organization office and meeting space.

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1100 Third Street West Lafayette IN 47906 United States

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River Road African American Museums

he River Road African American Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting art, artifacts and buildings for the purpose of educating visitors about the history and culture of African Americans in the rural communities between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.Read More
Other P. O. Box 266 Donaldsonville LA 70346 United States Work Phone: 225-206-1225 Website: http://www.africanamericanmuseum.org/
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he River Road African American Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting art, artifacts and buildings for the purpose of educating visitors about the history and culture of African Americans in the rural communities between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

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P. O. Box 266 Donaldsonville LA 70346 United States