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5 African American History Museums Everyone Should Visit

Many major cities in the United States feature museums dedicated to African American history. Here are five we think everyone should visit.

National Museum of African American History and Culture (Washington, D.C.)

Part of the Smithsonian Institution, this museum has quickly become a popular tourist attraction in our nation’s capital since opening in September 2016.

Inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture will open its doors to the public Sept. 24. "CBS This Morning" co-hosts Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell joined the museum's founding director, Lonnie Bunch, for a tour of what makes the 19th and newest Smithsonian museum such a special place.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Detroit)

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History was founded in 1965 and features And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture, the largest single exhibition on African American history in the world.

Charles H Wright Museum | Pure Michigan

Learn more at: http://www.michigan.org/property/charles-h-wright-museum-of-african-american-history/. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience! The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History provides learning opportunities, exhibitions, programs and events based on collections and research.

National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis)

The most unique and moving museum location on this list, the National Civil Rights Museum is located at the Lorraine Motel, the site where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

National Civil Rights Museum Grand Reopening Video

National Civil Rights Museum plans reopening of renovated Lorraine Motel exhibits for April 4-5, 2014. Since its beginning over two decades ago, the museum has become world renown as an educational and cultural institution, celebrating the triumph of the human spirit in civil and human rights.

African American Museum (Philadelphia)

Want to visit the first African American history museum built in a major U.S. city? Look no further than the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

African American Museum in Philadelphia

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The National Voting Rights Museum and Institute (Selma, Ala.)

Achieving voting equality was one of the biggest fights of the civil rights movement, and the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute chronicles that very important part of African American history. It’s located at one end of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the site of “Bloody Sunday.”

Voting Rights Museum

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