Talk:List of museums focused on African Americans

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture was established by Congress in 2003 as part of the Smithsonian Institution. It has hired a director, Dr. Lonnie Bunch. It is operating on the Web, so I included the website in the image space, with virtual exhibits, etc., while fundraising goes on and the building is designed and constructed.--Parkwells (talk) 16:12, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Follow the link.--DThomsen8 (talk) 19:40, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Lede may not need definition of museum

It seems odd to have such a lengthy quote defining a "museum" in the Lede. Wouldn't that be better in a generic article about museums? Perhaps it can be paraphrased and shortened.Parkwells (talk) 13:48, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

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African American Museums

The William V. Banks Broadcast Museum opened in January of 2017. The museum exhibits the history of WGPR-TV, the first African American owned and operated television station in the United States. The original studios of WGPR house the museum which tells the history of the station with graphic story panels, videos and interactive displays. The museum is located located in Detroit, Michigan at 3146 East Jefferson. The site bears a Michigan Historical Marker. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:05, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

National Memorial for Peace and Justice

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice (e.g., the National Lynching Memorial) in Montgomery, Alabama, is not a museum. It is a memorial. It is owned by a nonprofit, private foundation, the Equal Justice Initiative. The Equal Justice Initiative also owns and operates The Legacy Museum in downtown Montgomery. Opened at the same time as the Lynching Memorial, this is a museum. The Legacy Museum is on the list of museums contained in this article. The National Lynching Memorial should not be, as it is a memorial without regualr exhibits, displays, artifacts, and so on—not a museum, as defined by the cited sources.

Someone might wish to generate a list of African American memorials in Alabama, or "national" African American memorials, or American civil rights movement memorials, or something similar. I strongly encourage that! - Tim1965 (talk) 15:08, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

The Africa Center

After reading the museum's web site, it seems that the museum is dedicated to African art, culture, and policy -- not African American art, culture, and policy. (That's also why the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art is not on this list.) If there is a permanent focus on African Americans by The Africa Center, please discuss here before re-adding the museum to the list. I don't think temporary or traveling exhibits about African Americans count. - Tim1965 (talk) 16:33, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

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