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America's Black Holocaust Museum

Remembering the Past to Shape the Future

America's Black Holocaust Museum builds public awareness of the harmful legacies of slavery and Jim Crow in America while promoting racial repair, reconciliation, and healing. They envision a nation undivided by race where every person matters equally is achieved when society utilizes its past to shape a better future. Originally founded in 1988 by Dr. James Cameron, America's only known survivor of a lynching, ABHM provides guided tours by "griots" (docents) who give detailed accounts on exhibits and engage in and encourage dialogue with and amongst guests.

 The museum was reborn in 2022, with a remarkably renovated building structure at 401 W. North Avenue.  Its galleries are located in the very same spot as the first building in Milwaukee's Bronzeville neighborhood, where visitors can witness a chronological journey through the Black Holocaust from 1619 to the present. Keeping in line with the spirit of the black press, the ABHM website links visitors with up-to-date news coverage of articles related to the African American experience in America. ABHM serves the community as a hub for social, academic, and commercial development.

Images

Sign on Building Sign facing the eastern side of ABHM Source: Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories Creator: Kitonga Alexander Date: July 20th. 2022
ABHM View from the corner of North Avenue and Vel Phillips. Source: Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories Creator: Kitonga Alexander Date: July 20th, 2022
ABHM Exterior view from Vel Phillips Avenue. Source: Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories Creator: Kitonga Alexander Date: July 20th, 2022
ABHM Exterior View of main entrance. Source: Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories Creator: Kitonga Alexander Date: July 20th, 2022
Former ABHM Building Museum from 1988 To 2008 Source: abhmuseum.org Creator: America’s Black Holocaust Museum
View of Street Vel Phillips Avenue Street Sign Located on the corner of North Avenue and vel Phillips Avenue. Source: Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories Creator: Kitonga Alexander Date: July 20th, 2022

Location

401 W. North Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Metadata

www.abhmuseum.org
Kitonga Alexander, “America's Black Holocaust Museum,” Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories, accessed September 27, 2022, https://milwaukeebronzevillehistories.org/items/show/17.