The Library will close at 5 pm on Friday, July 3 and will remain closed on Saturday, July 4, 2015
African American Museums
August Wilson Center for African American Culture
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture (formerly known as the African American Cultural Center of Greater Pittsburgh) is a not-for-profit organization that presents performing, visual and education programs that celebrate the contributions of African Americans within the region and the impact of cultural expression from Africa to the African Diaspora.
African American Museum in Philadelphia
Founded in 1976, The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is the first museum founded by a municipality dedicated to the preservation of African American culture. It collects, preserves, and interprets the material and intellectual culture of African Americans in Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Americas.
Central Pennsylvania African American Museum
Located at Old Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Reading, Pennsylvania, a stop on the Underground Railroad. Preserving the African American history of Berks and Reading counties.
African American Museum of Iowa
To preserve, publicize, and educate the public on the African American heritage and culture of Iowa.
Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture (Washington DC)
As the Smithsonian Institution's museum of African American history and culture, the Anacostia Museum explores American history, society, and creative expression from an African American perspective.
California African American Museum (Los Angeles)
Located in Exposition Park in Los Angeles, the California African American Museum researches, collects, preserves and interprets the art, history and culture of African Americans with emphasis on California and the Western United States.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Detroit)
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. Their African World Festival, held the third weekend in August at downtown Detroit's Hart Plaza, is one of the largest events in the State of Michigan.
DuSable Museum of African American History (Chicago)
Located in Chicago, their website appears to be under development (1/14/2003). Founded in 1961, the first and oldest Black American museum in the United States, the DuSable Museum of African American History is dedicated to the collection, documentation, preservation, interpretation and dissemination of the history and culture of Americans of African descent and Africans throughout the Diaspora.
Museum of Afro American History (Boston)
The Museum of Afro American History (MAAH) is a not-for-profit history institution dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans during the colonial period in New England.
National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis)
located in Memphis, Tennessee, at the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was tragically assassinated April 4, 1968; the world's first and only comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement in exhibit form.