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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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, Inc

The Museum serves as a repository of historical and cultural information and physical artifacts primarily relating to African Americans in Pinellas County, Florida.Read More
Other 1101 Marshall Street Clearwater FL 33755 United States Work Phone: 727-330-6824 Website: http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/2376936
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The Museum serves as a repository of historical and cultural information and physical artifacts primarily relating to African Americans in Pinellas County, Florida.

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1101 Marshall Street Clearwater FL 33755 United States

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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

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Rosa Parks Museum, Troy University-Montgomery

To uphold and interpret for the public benefit, education and enjoyment, materials related to the events and accomplishments of individuals associated with Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Museum includes a permanent exhibit, a time machine, temporary exhibit space, archives, classrooms, an auditorium and conference room.Read More
Other 252 Montgomery Street Montgomery AL 35103-4419 United States Work Phone: 334-241-8615 Website: http://www.troy.edu/rosaparks/museum/
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To uphold and interpret for the public benefit, education and enjoyment, materials related to the events and accomplishments of individuals associated with Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Museum includes a permanent exhibit, a time machine, temporary exhibit space, archives, classrooms, an auditorium and conference room.

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252 Montgomery Street Montgomery AL 35103-4419 United States

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San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art, Inc

The mission of the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art (SDAAMFA) is to present and preserve the art of African Americans globally and to broaden the knowledge and understanding of the visual arts in Southeastern California generally and San Diego specifically by collecting, preserving and displaying works of art by and about African Americans; by creating and hosting quality traveling exhibitions; by collecting and preserving fine art and by developing and helping to foster an appreciation of art through meaningful public programs, symposia, and other educational programs.Read More
Other 555 Saturn Blvd. Suite B, #261 San Diego CA 92154 Home Phone: (619)253-8499 Website: Website
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The mission of the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art (SDAAMFA) is to present and preserve the art of African Americans globally and to broaden the knowledge and understanding of the visual arts in Southeastern California generally and San Diego specifically by collecting, preserving and displaying works of art by and about African Americans; by creating and hosting quality traveling exhibitions; by collecting and preserving fine art and by developing and helping to foster an appreciation of art through meaningful public programs, symposia, and other educational programs.

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555 Saturn Blvd. Suite B, #261 San Diego CA 92154

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Seacoast African American Cultural Center

The mission of the Seacoast African American Cultural Center is to celebrate the lives and achievements of black people, with emphasis on the unique story of African Americans in the New Hampshire and Maine seacoast area, and to infuse young people with an appreciation of their history and culture.Read More
Other P. O. Box 4444 Portsmouth NH 3802 United States Work Phone: (603) 430-6027 Website: http://saacc-nh.org/
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The mission of the Seacoast African American Cultural Center is to celebrate the lives and achievements of black people, with emphasis on the unique story of African Americans in the New Hampshire and Maine seacoast area, and to infuse young people with an appreciation of their history and culture.

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P. O. Box 4444 Portsmouth NH 3802 United States

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Senator John Heinz History Center

The African American Collections are dedicated to the preservation, dissemination and interpretation of the life, history, and culture of Africans and African Americans in Western Pennsylvania.Read More
Other 1212 Smallman Street Pittsburgh PA 15222 United States Work Phone: 412-454-6000 Website: http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/collections/african-american-program
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The African American Collections are dedicated to the preservation, dissemination and interpretation of the life, history, and culture of Africans and African Americans in Western Pennsylvania.

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1212 Smallman Street Pittsburgh PA 15222 United States

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Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center

The Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center is dedicated to increasing public understanding and awareness of the historical experience and cultural expressions of people of African descent. Through art, artifacts, and photography, the work, lifestyle, and artistic contributions of African Americans are celebrated, evoking a greater understanding of the African-American experience in the deep south.Read More
Other 528 Bloom Street Jackson MS 39202 United States Work Phone: 601-960-1457 Website: http://www.jacksonms.gov/index.aspx?nid=143
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The Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center is dedicated to increasing public understanding and awareness of the historical experience and cultural expressions of people of African descent. Through art, artifacts, and photography, the work, lifestyle, and artistic contributions of African Americans are celebrated, evoking a greater understanding of the African-American experience in the deep south.

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528 Bloom Street Jackson MS 39202 United States

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State Black Archives Research Center and Museum, AL A&M University

To encourage greater awareness of the achievements and contributions of African Americans and the role they played in American society and the world, and to provide a better basis for understanding racial and cultural differences.Read More
Other P.O. Box 595 Normal AL 35762 United States Work Phone: 256-372-5764 Website: https://www.facebook.com/Alabama-State-Black-Archives-484534965651/
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To encourage greater awareness of the achievements and contributions of African Americans and the role they played in American society and the world, and to provide a better basis for understanding racial and cultural differences.

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P.O. Box 595 Normal AL 35762 United States

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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

The mission of the Soulsville Foundation is to preserve, promote, and celebrate the many unique cultural assets of the Soulsville, USA neighborhood in Memphis, while supporting the development of new educational and community-building opportunities.Read More
Other 926 E. McLenore Avenue Memphis TN 38106 United States Work Phone: (901) 942-7627 Website: http://staxmuseum.com/
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The mission of the Soulsville Foundation is to preserve, promote, and celebrate the many unique cultural assets of the Soulsville, USA neighborhood in Memphis, while supporting the development of new educational and community-building opportunities.

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926 E. McLenore Avenue Memphis TN 38106 United States

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The African American Museum in Philadelphia

The African American Museum in Philadelphia engages diverse communities in appreciating the Black experience through the narrative of art, history and culture.Read More
Other 701 Arch Street Philidelphia PA 19106 United States Work Phone: 215-574-0380 Website: http://www.aampmuseum.org/
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The African American Museum in Philadelphia engages diverse communities in appreciating the Black experience through the narrative of art, history and culture.

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701 Arch Street Philidelphia PA 19106 United States

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The Amistad Center for Art & Culture

We celebrate art and culture influenced by people of African descent through education, scholarship and social experiences.Read More
Other 600 Main Street Hartford CT 6103 United States Work Phone: 860-838-4133 Website: http://www.amistadcenter.org/
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We celebrate art and culture influenced by people of African descent through education, scholarship and social experiences.

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600 Main Street Hartford CT 6103 United States

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The Black Archives

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 .Read More
Other 819 Northwest 2nd Avenue Miami FL 33136 United States Work Phone: 786-708-4610 Website: http://www.theblackarchives.org
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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 .

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819 Northwest 2nd Avenue Miami FL 33136 United States

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The Blanchard House Museum of African American History and Culture

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.Read More
Other 406 Dr. M.L.K. Boulevard Punta Gorda FL 33950 United States Work Phone: 941- 639-2914 Website: http://www.blanchardhousemuseum.org/
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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.

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406 Dr. M.L.K. Boulevard Punta Gorda FL 33950 United States

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The Blues Foundation/Blues Hall of Fame

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.Read More
Other 421 South Main Memphis TN 38103-4464 United States Work Phone: 901-527-2583 x12 Website: http://www.blues.org
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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.

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421 South Main Memphis TN 38103-4464 United States