The African American Museum in Philadelphia

Museums, History Olde City
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African American Museum in Philadelphia
Photograph: Courtesy Visit Philadelphia/J. Fusco

Founded in 1976, this modest museum has told the story of African Americans for decades. The draw here is the traveling exhibits including recent shows celebrating Ntozake Shange’s play, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, photography by Shawn Theodore, Dawoud Bey and Gerard Gaskins, and a multimedia exhibition on racial bias in our judicial system.

By: Sarah Jordan


Venue name: The African American Museum in Philadelphia
Address: 701 Arch St
Cross street: at N 7th St
Opening hours: Wed 10am–5pm, Thu–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun noon–5pm
Price: $14, seniors, students and children 4–12 $10
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