African American Museums
Culture and History Museums
In keeping with the mission of My Roots Foundation of honoring our ancestors we present the following release detailing African American Museums in America. These museums often display historical artifacts dedicated to cultural preservation and to telling the stories of African American contributions.
Museum tours can be great ways of learning about the accomplishments of our forefathers. Recently we have had many inquiries specifically about how to honor and learn more about ancestors of African American heritage. Hopefully this listing of museums will help you on your journey.
Visiting a museum is a great way to get a hands-on feel for African American history. The College Museum in Hampton, Virginia, established in 1868 was the first such museum in America. Prior to 1950, African-American culture and history learning centers were primarily located at historically black colleges (HBCs) and universities or at libraries that had significant African-American culture and history collections. Today such centers are all over the country.
Find a Museum near you or click on the links to explore their website!