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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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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Somerset Place State Historic Site

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.Read More
Other 2571 Lake Shore Road Creswell North Carolina 27928 Home Phone: 262-797-4560 Website: https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/somerset-place
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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.

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Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

Spady’s Mission is to preserve and share the rich cultural experiences of black communities.Read More
Other 170 NW 5th Ave Delray Beach Florida 33444 Website: http://www.spadymuseum.com
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Spady’s Mission is to preserve and share the rich cultural experiences of black communities.

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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

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The Institute of Black Invention & Technology, Inc

To research, collect, and preserve inventions and innovations from early African cultures through African American enslavement to the present.Read More
Other P. O. Box 300542 Kansas City MO 64130 United States Work Phone: (816) 550-3585 Website: http://www.blacktravelingmuseum.org/
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To research, collect, and preserve inventions and innovations from early African cultures through African American enslavement to the present.

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P. O. Box 300542 Kansas City MO 64130 United States

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The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

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 AmericansRead More
Other 1601-03 East North Avenue Baltimore MD 21213 United States Work Phone: (410) 563-3404 Website: http://www.greatblacksinwax.org/
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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

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1601-03 East North Avenue Baltimore MD 21213 United States

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The National Museum of African American Music

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.Read More
Other 618 Church Street, Suite 310 Nashville TN 37219 United States Work Phone: (615) 301-8724 Website: http://nmaam.org/
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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.

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618 Church Street, Suite 310 Nashville TN 37219 United States

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The Renaissance Foundation, Ernest A. Finney Civil Rights Museum

The museum is committed to embracing diversity in the arts and to preserving the history of our past for future generations.Read More
Other P. O. Box 5037 Columbia SC 29250 United States Work Phone: 803-733-5634 Website: https://www.facebook.com/Renaissance-Foundation-620318491341803/
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The museum is committed to embracing diversity in the arts and to preserving the history of our past for future generations.

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P. O. Box 5037 Columbia SC 29250 United States

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The Studio Museum in Harlem

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.Read More
Other 144 W 125th Street New York NY 10027 United States Work Phone: 212-864-4500 Website: https://www.studiomuseum.org/
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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.

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144 W 125th Street New York NY 10027 United States

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The Wells’ Built Museum of African American History and Culture

We are dedicated to preserving the memory of the Wells Built Hotel, South Street Casino, and Orlando's African-American heritage.Read More
Other 511 W. South Street, Suite 100 Orlando FL 32805 United States Work Phone: (407) 245-7535 Website: http://wellsbuiltmuseumofafricanamericanhistoryandculture.org/
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We are dedicated to preserving the memory of the Wells Built Hotel, South Street Casino, and Orlando’s African-American heritage.

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511 W. South Street, Suite 100 Orlando FL 32805 United States