African American Museums

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture Architectural Photrography
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National Museums

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Washington, D.C.

Groundbreaking for the Smithsonian African American History Community

Alabama

Birmingham

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Montgomery

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum

Rosa Parks Library and Museum

Selma

National Voting Rights Museum and Institute

Tuskegee

George Washington Carver Museum

Tuskegee Airman National Historic Site

Arizona

Phoenix

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center

Scottsdale

African American Multicultural Museum

Arkansas

Little Rock

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

California

Allensworth

Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park

Los Angeles

African American Firefighter Museum

California African American Museum

Oakland

African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Portola

Jim Beckwourth Museum

San Diego

Casa del Rey Moro African American Museum

San Francisco

The Aaron Douglas Exhibit at the DeYoung Museum, San Francisco

San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society

Museum of the African Diaspora

Colorado

Denver

Black American West Museum

Connecticut

Hartford

John E. Rogers African American Cultural Center

New Haven

Amistad America Inc.

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition

Greater New Haven African American Historical Society

District of Columbia

Washington, D.C.

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

The African American Civil War Memorial and Museum

The Anacostia Museum & Center for African American History and Culture

The Phillips Collection

Florida

DeLand

African American Museum of the Arts

Fort Lauderdale

Old Dillard Museum

The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center

Jacksonville

Ritz Theater and La Villa Museum

New Smyrna Beach

St. Rita’s Black History Museum

Orlando

Wells’ Built Museum

St. Petersburg

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Tallahassee

Southwest Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum

The John G. Riley Center/Museum of African American History and Culture

Georgia

Atlanta

Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture

MLK National Historic Site

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

The King Center

The APEX Museum

Hammonds House Museum

Augusta

Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

Macon

Tubman African American Museum

Hawaii

Honolulu

African American Diversity Cultural Center

Idaho

Boise

Idaho Black History Museum

Moscow

Lionel Hampton International Jazz Collection, University of Idaho

Illinois

Chicago

A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

DuSable Museum of African American History

Provident Foundation (Museum of Daniel Hale Williams, M.D.)

Decatur

African American Cultural and Genealogical Society of Illinois, Inc., Museum

Evanston

Shorefront Legacy Center

Evergreen Park

Bronzeville Children’s Museum

Indiana

Bloomington

Archives of African American Music & Culture

Fort Wayne

African & African American Historical Museum

Indianapolis

Freetown Living History Museum

Lyles Station

Lyles Station Museum

Iowa

Cedar Rapids

African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa

Fort Des Moines

Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center

Kansas

Nicodemus

Nicodemus Historical Society

Topeka

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

Wichita

The Kansas African American Museum

Kentucky

Lexington

Isaac Scott Hathaway Museum

Louisville

Kentucky Center for African American Heritage

The Muhammad Ali Center

Louisiana

Alexandria

Arna Bontemps African American Museum

Donaldsonville

River Road African American Museum

New Orleans

The George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art

Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum

New Orleans African American Museum

Opelousas

Creole Heritage Folklife Center

Wallace

Whitney Plantation Museum

Maryland

Annapolis

The Banneker-Douglass Museum

Baltimore

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

James E. Lewis Museum of Art, Morgan State University

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Columbia

Howard County Center of African American Culture, Inc.

Massachusetts

Boston

The Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artist

Museum of Afro American History, Boston

Michigan

Big Rapids

Jim Crow Museum (Ferris State University)

Detroit

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Lansing

All Around The African World Museum

Minnesota

Minneapolis

Minnesota African American Museum & Cultural Center

Mississippi

Clarksdale

Delta Blues Museum

Hattiesburg

African American Military History Museum

Indianola

B.B. King Museum and the Delta Interpretative Center

Jackson

Medgar Evers Home Museum

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Smith Robertson Museum

Vicksburg

The Jacqueline House Museum

Missouri

Kansas City

American Jazz Museum

Black Archives of Mid-America

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

St Louis

George B. Vashon Museum

The Griot Museum of Black History

Scott Joplin House

The National Blues Museum

Nebraska

Omaha

Great Plains Black History Museum

Nevada

Las Vegas

Walker African American Museum

New Hampshire

Portsmouth

Seacoast, New Hampshire Black History

New Jersey

Jersey City

Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum

Newtonville

African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey

New Mexico

Albuquerque

African American Museum & Cultural Center of New Mexico

New York

Brooklyn

Weeksville Heritage Center

Corona

 

Louis Armstrong House & Archives

Elmira

John W. Jones Museum

Hempstead

African American Museum of Nassau County

Long Island, N.Y.

Museum for African Art

New York City

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Studio Museum in Harlem

Fraunces Tavern Museum

North Carolina

Ashville

YMI Cultural Center

Charlotte

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts+Culture

Durham

North Carolina Central University Art Museum

Greensboro

African American Atelier Inc.

International Civil Rights Museum

Raleigh

African American Cultural Complex

The Pope House Museum

Sedalia

Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum

Wilson

Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum

Winston-Salem

St. Philips African American Complex in Old Salem

Ohio

Cincinnati

William Still Underground Railroad Foundation, Inc.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Cleveland

New Cleveland African American Museum

Northfield

Reflections in Black Museum

Wilberforce

National Afro-American Museum

Oregon

Salem

Oregon African American Museum

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

African American Museum in Philadelphia

“Lest We Forget” Black Holocaust Museum of Slavery

Philadelphia Doll Museum

The Colored Girls Museum

Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion

Pittsburgh

August Wilson Center for African American Culture

Reading

Central Pennsylvania African American Museum

South Carolina

Charleston

Avery Research Center for African American History & Culture

Old Slave Mart Museum

The International African American Museum

St. Helena Island

Penn Center National Historic Landmark District

Walterboro

Slave Relic Museum

Tennessee

Brownsville

Dunbar Carver Museum

Chattanooga

Chattanooga African American Museum

Henning

Alex Haley Museum

Knoxville

Beck Cultural Exchange Center, Inc.

Memphis

National Civil Rights Museum

The Museum of African American Music, Art and Culture

Texas

Austin

George Washington Carver Museum

Bryan

 

Brazos Valley African American Museum

Dallas

African American Museum of Dallas

The Juanita Craft House

Emory

A.C. McMillan African American Museum

Fort Davis

Fort Davis National Historic Site

Fort Worth

Lenora Rolla Heritage Center Museum

National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame

Houston

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Rutherford B.H. Yates Museum

The Houston Museum of African American Culture

Vermont

Brownington Village

Old Stone House Museum

Pownal

The Museum of Black WWII History

Virginia

Alexandria

Alexandria Black History Museum

Farmville

Robert Russa Moton Museum

Hampton

Hampton University Museum

Lynchburg

Legacy Museum of African American History

Newport News

The Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center

Norfork

Harrison B. Wilson Archives and Gallery, Norfolk State University

Richmond

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

Virginia Civil Rights Memorial

Washington

Seattle

Black Heritage Society of Washington State

Northwest African American Museum

The James and Jane Washington Cultural Center

Tacoma

The 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers Museum

Wisconsin

Milwaukee

America’s Black Holocaust Museum

Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum

Other

The Natio

nal Association of African American Museums

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