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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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
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
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
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.
5099 Highway 18 Wallace LA 70049 United States