The plight of blacks in America has been one of struggle and great victory. There are several museums across the country that displays the many challenges and successful achievements of black people. Here are some of the best black history museums in America.
1. Natural Great Blacks in Wax Museum
Founded in 1983, this Baltimore Museum shows images that details the life and legacy of African-American history and heroic figures. Some of the displays include a full-sized model ship depicting the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and civil rights hero Rosa Parks.
2. American Jazz Museum and Negro League Baseball Museum
Located in Kansas City, these museums feature exhibits of jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, and baseball players inducted into Major Leagues Baseball Hall of Fame. The museums show collections of rare audio-visual presentations of historical events in black baseball and jazz.
3. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
This Cincinnati Museum has five permanent exhibits that chronicles the black slaves in America journey to freedom. The museum also offers interactive and family-based programs to educate people on the many sufferings of this time in American history.
4. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
This museum is recognized as one of the best civil rights museums in the country. Exhibits include life in Birmingham from 1920 to 1954, during the era of segregation and violence, and events like the Montgomery Bus Boycott during 1955 to 1963.
5. Stax Museum of American Soul Music
This Memphis museum is the only one of its kind in the world. The museum is located at the famous Stax recording studio that produced musicians like Issac Hayes and Ottis Redding. The museum has over 2,000 interactive exhibits that includes films and memorabilia.