These 15 Black history museums across America will help you build a more accurate and intimate understanding of the country’s past, present, and future.
By Staff, Fodor’s Travel
Across America, particularly in the South, Confederate flags and ill-conceived monuments are coming down to make space for symbols and statements that promote more equitable ideals and reflect more honest histories. During this long-overdue advancement of the public consciousness, you’ve heard a lot about what hasn’t been productive in our communities, or even true in our education and experience, but where can you turn for a dose of reality? The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., is a monumental repository of Black history well worth a visit whenever possible, but there are plenty of smaller museums across the country that tell more intimate tales of the struggles and triumphs of Black Americans, famous or otherwise. These more localized venues often provide better access to docents and guides (with far smaller crowds) helping you connect with exhibits and displays more personally and gain a better historical foundation as we come together for a balanced future.