Black History Month

African American Museums

The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change
The King Center Imaging Project has undergone an intense process of digitization to allow universal access to the life’s work of Martin Luther King Jr. Users can sift through a dynamic collection of one million archived documents, images, letters, notes, and speeches, presented via a convenient mosaic interface.

National Museum of African American History
The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Discover the stories of freedom's heroes, and find your own, at our center and museum in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

National Museum of African Art
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art fosters the discovery and appreciation of the visual arts of Africa, the cradle of humanity.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute takes its visitors on one of this nation’s most significant journeys by capturing the spirit and courage of countless individuals who, during the 1950’s and 1960’s, dared to confront the bigotry and racial discrimination of American society.

Alexandria Black History Museum
The mission of the Alexandria Black History Museum in Alexandria, Virginia, is to enrich the lives of Alexandria’s residents and visitors, to foster tolerance and understanding among all cultures and to stimulate appreciation for the diversity of the African American experience.

Boston African American National Historic Site
Located in the heart of Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, the site includes 15 pre-Civil War structures relating to the history of Boston’s 19th century African-American community, including the African Meeting House, the oldest standing African-American church in the United States.

California African American Museum
Exhibits of African American art, history and culture in Los Angeles, California.

DuSable Museum of African American History
Founded in 1957 by Margaret & Charles G. Burroughs on the south side of Chicago.

Museum of Afro American History
A not-for-profit history institution dedicated to preserving, conserving and interpreting the contributions of African Americans during the colonial period in New England.

National Civil Rights Museum
Visit this museum in Memphis, Tennessee. Offers exhibits of the Civil Rights Movement in America.

The American Jazz Museum
The American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibits and films, the Changing Gallery exhibit space.

The African American Museum in Philadelphia
Founded in 1976, this museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the material and intellectual culture of African Americans in Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Americas.

The Anacostia Museum & Center for African American History and Culture
In Washington, D.C. the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of African American history and culture, explores American history, society and creative expression from an African American perspective.

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center
This Museum in Richmond, Virginia seeks to become a permanent repository for visual, oral and written records and artifacts commemorating the lives and accomplishments of Blacks in Virginia.

Tubman African American Museum
Visit this museum in Macon, Georgia with exhibits dedicated in honor of Harriet Tubman.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Founded in 1965. The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History exists to serve Metropolitan Detroit and national communities by providing exceptional exhibitions and programs based on outstanding collections and research that explore the diversity of African American history and culture.