The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) supports African and African American focus museums nationally and internationally, as well as the professionals who protect, preserve and interpret African and African American art, history and culture.

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUMS

The Apartheid Museum is a museum complex in Johannesburg, South Africa illustrating apartheid and the 20th century history of South Africa.

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD CENTER

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center's mission is to reveal stories of freedom’s heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times.

 

REGINALD LEWIS MUSEUM

A timeline of racial injustice in the United States from 1619 to the present on the Equal Justice Initiative's website.

MUSEUMS

AAHISTORYK12.COM is a unique website that provides students, teachers, and lifelong learners with links to a variety of online resources that focus on African and African American history and culture. Explore and share these links and resources on this site with friends.

APARTHEID MUSEUM

Chicago is a city rich in African-American History, and the Museum’s namesake comes from Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, a Haitian of African and French descent, who in 1779 established the trading post and permanent settlement which would become known as Chicago.

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM

With more than 36,000 artifacts the National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.

MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART

The Global Nonviolent Action Database includes brief accounts of nonviolent action campaigns from more than 200 countries. Initiated by George Lakey, it has been set up through Swarthmore College

America’s first wax museum of African American history and culture features more than 150 life-size and lifelike wax figures.

BLACKS IN WAX MUSEUM

CIVIL RIGHTS INSTITUTE

Searching through America's past for the last 25 years, collector James Allen uncovered an extraordinary visual legacy: photographs and postcards taken as souvenirs at lynchings throughout America.

 

CHARLES WRIGHT MUSEUM

The Wright Museum is home to the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad Collection, Harriet Tubman Museum Collection, Coleman A. Young Collection and the Sheffield Collection, a repository of documents of the labor movement in Detroit.

STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM

African American participation in the American political system reaches back to the 1700s. This interactive site from the NYPL's Schomburg Center in Harlem provides essays, images, audio, video and lesson resources on Black Political Participation in the past and present.

THE SLAVERY MUSEUM

The International Slavery Museum is the only museum of its kind to look at aspects of historical and contemporary slavery as well as being an international hub for resources on human rights issues.