BOSSIP Presents: The Top 25 Black Museums In America

- By Bossip Staff

Okay y’all. Just in case you were looking for something to do before the summer is out, we have featured the top 25 Black Museums in America.

If you want to know the truth about the history of Black people in America and abroad, we’ve found some of the best sources to recount our struggles and success. The venues listed below hold historical memorabilia of everything from sports to civil rights … the hotcomb to the hair weave. You name it, they got it. Check it out:

1. African Burial Ground Museum & Monument
2. African-American Museum of Dallas
3. African-American Museum of Philadelphia
4. American Jazz Museum & Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
5. August Wilson Center for African-American Culture
6. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
7. Boston Museum of African-American History
8. California African American Museum
9. Charles Wright Museum of African-American History
10. Du Sable Museum of African-American History
11. Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Museum of Dallas
12. Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture
13. Muhammad Ali Center
14. Museum of the African Diaspora
15. National Buffalo Soldiers Museum
16. National Civil Rights Museum
17. National Great Blacks in Wax Museum
18. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
19. Reginald Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture
20. Stax Museum of American Soul
21. Studio Museum in Harlem

Get up and get out! There’s lots to learn about us.


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  • BBBEE25

    Good to know, honestly didn’t know there were so many.

  • yooooooo

    The DuSable Musuem is in Chicago…

  • Hot Chocolate :)

    I love my old job is #7! Boston is filled with so many historical site. Too bad very few people know they exist.

  • Kris

    Hmmm… who compiled this list. There are three that are not on this list that should have been.

    1) Hampton University Museum
    2) International Civil Rights Museum, Greensboro, NC
    3) Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NY, NY

  • Jay

    Great article. There should be more articles like this and less about the bs

  • Nut Sack

    I’ve been to all the museum in ATL.

  • Devotee

    Umm I lived on 135th n Lenox my whole life and the schomburg library ain’t even it…we use to go in there to run around n use the Internet this was like 12 years ago tho

  • Asim

    Also check out International Museum of Muslim Culture – Jackson, MS

  • Sha

    Charles H. Wright is in Detroit, if you’re in the area check it out. 🙂

  • gb

    City locations for each of the museums:

    1. New York (Manhattan)
    2. Dallas
    3. Philadelphia
    4. Kansas City
    5. Pittsburgh
    6. Birmingham
    7. Boston
    8. Los Angeles
    9. Detroit
    10. Chicago
    11. Dallas
    12. Charlotte
    13. Louisville
    14. San Francisco
    15. Houston
    16. Memphis
    17. Baltimore
    18. Cincinnati
    19. Baltimore
    20. Memphis
    21. Harlem, NYC

  • gb

    or each of the “musea”, if you’re so inclined

  • onmysh!t

    dusable is awesome!

  • lattho

    thanks “GB” i was just about to say it would have been nice to list where all of them were located.

  • Tiffany

    there’s only 21 listed… yall said 25… smh

  • James

    NO, DC….WOW!

  • musicmama

    can’t forget the black archives building on the campus of florida a & m university!!

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