The African American Museum was built to preserve, display, interpret, and celebrate the culture and achievements of African Americans through art, photographs, government records, memorabilia and fashion. With 4 galleries centred around the themes of the African Diaspora, the Philadelphia Story, and the Contemporary Narrative, the museum covers the broad story of African Americans, and also offers a peek into the local community in the city. Philadelphia was a major centre of the abolitionist movement, and the museum showcases its important role historically through the Civil War upto modern day.
701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States
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