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African American Museums in the United States

For Black History Month, a list has been complied of interesting African American museums throughout the United States.

Check the websites of these museums to explore them virtually. 

 

Alabama

Alabama State Archives Research Center and Museum

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

National Memorial For Peace and Justice

California

African American Firefighter Museum

California African American Museum

Museum of the African Diaspora 

Delaware

Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage

Mitchell Center for African American Heritage

Florida

African American Museum of the Arts

Iowa

African American Museum of Iowa

Kentucky

Muhammad Ali Center

Louisiana

New Orleans African American Museum

The Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum & Veterans Archives

Maryland

Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Museum

National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Reginald Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

Massachusetts

Museum of African American History

Michigan

 Motown Museum

Mississippi

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Missouri

American Jazz Museum

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Nebraska

Great Plains Black History Museum

New Jersey

Afro-American Historical Society Museum

New York

African Burial Ground Museum

African American Museum of Nassau County

Studio Museum in Harlem

North Carolina

Harvey Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture

Ohio

The African American Museum in Cleveland

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Pennsylvania

African American Museum of Philadelphia

August Wilson Center African American Culture

South Carolina

Old Slave Mart

Tennessee

National Civil Rights Museum

STAX Museum of American Soul Music

Texas

African American Museum of Dallas

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Virginia

The Legacy Museum of African American History

Washington D.C.

African American Civil War Memorial Museum

National Museum of African American History and Culture