Museums and monuments play an important role in improving awareness of Black history. The National Register of Historic Places includes roughly 2,000 places of significance to U.S. history that reflect the enormous contributions of Black Americans.
As the world’s largest source of data intelligence on people and places, Near understands the tremendous significance places can have in our lives and culture. This is especially true of our shared history. Near Research found the 8 most visited museums and monuments honoring Black history and culture in the United States:
1. National Museum of African American History and Culture
2. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
3. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
4. Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument
5. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park
6. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice
7. National Civil Rights Museum
8. National Museum of African American Music
Opened in January 2021, The National Museum of African American Music showcases the many musical genres inspired, created, or influenced by African-Americans.
Want to visit a memorial or museum near you? BlackPast.org has places of significance catalogued by geography. And if you want to learn more about how to celebrate and honor African-American culture, check out this list of ideas on how to be an ally to the Black Community.