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.