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Virginia Civil Rights Memorial

On April 23, 1951, 16-year-old Barbara Johns and several fellow students led a strike to protest the conditions at their racially segregated school near Farmville in Prince Edward County. Under the  leadership of Rev. L. Francis Griffin, students and parents contacted NAACP attorneys. The lawsuit that followed was brought before the U.S. Supreme Court and  […]

African American Civil War Memorial & Museum

The African American Civil War Memorial & Museum is the only national memorial to honor the contributions of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) and sailors during the Civil War. Inscribed on the Wall of Honor are the names of more than 200,000 black soldiers and sailors and 7,000 white officers who bravely fought the […]

American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar

Using films, photos, contemporary quotations, and other sources, the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, on the banks of the James River in Richmond, Virginia, is the nation’s first museum to interpret the Civil War on both the local and national levels through the perspectives  Union, Confederate, and African American participants. Exhibits narrate the […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial commemorates the year the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law. Covering four acres and including a granite statue of King by sculptor Lei Yixin, the memorial opened to the public on August 22, 2011, after more than two decades of planning, fund-raising and construction. Although this is not […]

National Museum of African American Culture & History

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans.. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. The museum’s […]

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Berks Jazz Festival | Reading, PA

Regarded by many to be one of the top five jazz festivals in the country, the Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest (April 10 – April 19, 2015)  features some of the hottest names in contemporary and traditional jazz, blues, R&B, fusion and more. With more than 130 events will be hosted at large venues, clubs and […]

Hollywood Walk of Fame | Los Angeles, CA

Established by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in 1953, the Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,500 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California. The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry, bearing […]

Harlem YMCA, New York, NY

Often refered to as the “living room of the Harlem Renaissance, ” the Harlem YMCA, situated on 135th Street off Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, has historically acted as an educational, cultural, and religious center, it has provided a meeting place for numerous groups, including several with literary and political importance over the years. The […]

California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

First opening its doors to the public during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, the California African American Museum (CAAM) features the history, heritage and culture of African Americans in California and the Nation. Currently occupying over 45,000 square feet, the CAAM has plenty to offer visitors from paintings to sculptures to multimedia installations. Noteworthy […]

DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, IL

Named in honor of Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a Haitian fur trader and the first non-Native-American permanent settler in Chicago, the DuSable Museum of African American History is the first and oldest museum dedicated to the study and conservation of African American history, culture, and art. So what will you come across at DuSable Museum? A […]

Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation | Washington, D.C.

Among Washington D.C.’s most popular museums, the National Air and Space Museum features the “Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation” exhibit. Located inside the Pioneers of Flight Gallery, the exhibit has over 100 photographs tracing...Show More Summary

American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO

Located in the historic 18th & Vine district of Kansas City and housed in the same building that’s home the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum,, the American Jazz Museum showcases the life works of Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzergerald, Louis Armstrong and other jazz greats. The museum’s department of collections and exhibitions specializes in several […]

Scott Joplin House State Historic Site | St. Louis, MO

The famous ragtime composer Scott Jopline and his wife Belle lived in this house for only two years, but they were probably the two most productive years of his career. Furnished as it would have been in 1902 when Joplin was composing songs that would make him a national phenomenon, including such famous works as […]

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