By Lorin Williams
Published February 7, 2016

9 Essential Museums To
Visit To Learn More About
Black History

There's so much pride in Black history it can't be contained in one building.

Hence, these nine museums across the U.S. are some of many helping to highlight the rich culture.

www.staxmuseum.com

Memphis, TN

1.

stax museum of american soul

Founded in 2003, Stax totes itself as "the world's only museum dedicated to the legacy of American soul music."

Photo credit: Ronnie Booze

www.nlbm.com

KANSAS city, MO

NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL MUSEUM

Founded in 1990, the museum is a time capsule of amazing athletes and men.

Photo credit: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Inc.

2.

www.woodsonmuseum.org

ST. PETERSBURG, FL

DR. CARTER G. WOODSON MUSEUM

Named after the father of Black History Month, the museum is an intricate part of the St. Petersburg. African American community.

3.

Photo credit: The Woodson Museum

www.aaffmuseum.org

los angeles, ca

African American Firefighter Museum

Founded in 1997, AAFM remains the nation's only free standing institution representing Black firefighters.

Photo credit: African American Firefighter Museum

4.

www.alicenter.org

louisville, ky

Muhammad ali center

The multicultural center serves the Louisville community in honor of the sports great, Muhammad Ali and was established in 2006.

5.

Photo credit: Muhammad Ali Center

www.latibahcgmuseum.org

charlotte, nc

latibah collard green museum

The museum, built in 2009, highlights way more than soul food. It's name is a symbol of African American history from enslavement to today.

6.

Photo credit: LATIBAH Museum

www.aampmuseum.org

philadelphia, pA

the african american museum in philadelphia

Built in celebration of the nation's bicentennial, in 1976, the AAMP strives to educate visitors about the African American experience.

7.

Photo credit: George Widman Photography

www.freedomcenter.org

cinncinati, oh

national underground railroad freedom center

The 1994 Freedom Center specializes in exhibits highlighting heroes of both the African American struggle and human rights as a whole.

8.

Photo credit: Farshid Assassi/ Assassi Productions

www.apexmuseum.org

atlanta, ga

the apex
museum

Founded in 1978 The Apex Museum, is the brainchild of famed Philly filmmaker Dan Moore Sr. and former Morehouse president, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays.

9.

Photo credit: APEX website

Visit these museums to explore American life from the African American perspective.

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