African American museums are repositories of black culture. Whether it’s the Civil Rights Movement or the history of Negro League baseball that interests you, you are sure to find a museum that will provide information through archives, genealogy groups, historical societies and exhibits. The very first African American museum, the Hampton University Museum, opened in 1868 in Hampton, Va. By 1991, there were about 30 museums dedicated to black history and culture. Today there are more than 80, with the largest being the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
Check out this list of African American museums around the U.S. that you should visit.