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Monday, January 14, 2019

15 Black History Museums to Visit During Black History Month

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Nationwide — With February quickly approaching, we prepare to celebrate Black History Month – a time to reflect on the African-American trailblazers throughout history who stood their ground to establish a better future for the many generations to come after them. Although the legacy of Black Americans is often overlooked by the United States in general, one can find traces of influential Black writers, musicians, athletes, politicians, and Civil Rights leaders in almost every state. America is home to an array of monuments, museums, and historic sites that represent the cultural and historical achievements of the African-American community.

This Black History Month, take time to visit some of the incredible museums and memorials across America that showcase Black history, memorialize notable figures, and preserve cultural exhibitions. You may be surprised by the amount of history that resides not too far from you.

Check out the following museums to learn about how the African-American community has influenced American culture:

  1. American Jazz Museum – Kansas City, MO
  2. Brown V. Board National Historic Site & Museum – Topeka, KS
  3. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History – Detroit, MI
  4. DuSable Museum of African American History – Chicago, IL
  5. International Civil Rights Center & Museum – Greensboro, NC
  6. LATIBAH Collard Green Museum – Charlotte, NC
  7. Museum of the African Diaspora – San Francisco, CA
  8. National Civil Rights Museum – Memphis, TN
  9. National Voting Rights Museum & Institute – Selma, AL
  10. Negro Leagues Baseball Museum – Kansas City, MO
  11. Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture – Washington, DC
  12. Stax Museum of American Soul Music – Memphis, TN
  13. The African American Museum in Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
  14. The Studio Museum in Harlem – New York, New York
  15. Tubman Museum – Macon, GA

Celebrating Black culture doesn’t have to be designated to just February—nor should it be. These museums and monuments always make for a rewarding experience, regardless of the month. We hope that the things you seen and learn at any one of these museums will influence your way of thinking and how you treat others.