Must - Visit: Black Culture and Heritage Centers and Museums of the Diaspora
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Located in the heart of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, the Civil Rights
Institute charts the origins, tragedies, successes, and progress of the
Movement and the evolution of the dynamic city of Birmingham.
African Museum of Lyon (Musée Africain de Lyon)
This is the oldest museum in France that is dedicated to Africa,
and one of the oldest museums in Lyon. Here is where you can
find special collections of West African objects and artifacts.
The museum was created in 1861 by the Society of African Missions.
Contact Musée Africain
150, cours Gambetta
69361 LYON cedex 07
Tel : 04 78 61 60 98
Kingston Jamaica WI
Bob Marley Museum
The life and achievements of this legendary Rastaman, reggae musician and
socio-political hero are portrayed at this museum through artifacts,
memorabilia, documents, books, photographs and more.
Afro-Antillean (Spanish) Museum
Located in a building that was once a church that was probably built in
the 1850’s by Afro-Antilleans who worked on the railroad, here is where
you can learn about the construction of the Panama Canal. The museum
contains photographs, artistic and domestic objects from the Afro-Antilleans
who helped construct the Panama Canal. Artifacts from Martinique, Haiti
and Jamaica are also displayed.
African American Museum
One of the oldest and best African American museums on
both history and art, the museum, founded in1976, has four
large galleries on three floors.
This museum complex occupies approximately 6 000 square meters
and is dedicated to illustrating apartheid and the 20th century history
of South Africa. Its exhibits animate the apartheid story using blown-up
photographs, artifacts, newspaper clippings, film footage and more that
was set up by team of curators, filmmakers, historians and designers.