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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The Swift Museum mission is to collect, preserve, and present the past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.
203 Spring Street Rogersville TN 37857 United States
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.
1100 Third Street West Lafayette IN 47906 United States
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.
P. O. Box 266 Donaldsonville LA 70346 United States
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.
252 Montgomery Street Montgomery AL 35103-4419 United States
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.
555 Saturn Blvd. Suite B, #261 San Diego CA 92154
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.
P. O. Box 4444 Portsmouth NH 3802 United States
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.
1212 Smallman Street Pittsburgh PA 15222 United States
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.
528 Bloom Street Jackson MS 39202 United States
Somerset Place State Historic Site mission is to preserve and interpret the history of enslaved and free individuals who established, developed, and maintained Somerset Place plantation, circa 1775-1860.
Spady’s Mission is to preserve and share the rich cultural experiences of black communities.
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.
P.O. Box 595 Normal AL 35762 United States
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.
926 E. McLenore Avenue Memphis TN 38106 United States
The African American Museum in Philadelphia engages diverse communities in appreciating the Black experience through the narrative of art, history and culture.
701 Arch Street Philidelphia PA 19106 United States
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
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