“As someone who was new to the field, I joined AAAM because of the opportunities for mentorship and because of the people that I saw connected to the organization. Over the years, I’ve gained several new colleagues that I can now call on to partner with my site and for counsel when issues arise.”
– Ashley Robertson, Ph.D.
“AAAM is a valuable asset to the museum community, and to the current and future stewards of African and African American history. I joined AAAM to align myself, and my organization, with other institutions that share similar missions to protect and preserve the history of the African Diaspora.”
– Timothy A. Barber, Board Member
Executive Director, The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc.
The Association of African American Museums has allowed me as a Black museum professional to connect with other Black museum professionals and institutions. The resources, networking opportunities, and information shared keeps me abreast of all the current trends and opportunities in the field. I joined AAAM over 15 years ago and I have increased my knowledge, and built strong relationships with other museum professionals in the field that have assisted me in the acceleration of my career as an independent museum professional.– Jada Wright-Greene
“When we learn the lessons from our forebears, we inherit the inspiration to rise above the barriers before us. AAAM and Black Museums allow us to learn those lessons.”
– Christopher Miller
Manager of Program Initiatives, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center