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July 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
America’s Black Holocaust Museum was founded by lynching survivor Dr. James Cameron and is re-opening this year. The new museum, like its predecessor, shares the story of the African-American experience from pre-captivity to the present as an integral part of U.S. history.
Join Historic Milwaukee for a special sneak peek of the museum’s exhibits before the museum opens to the public. The museum includes exhibits on African people before captivity, the trans-Atlantic slave trade, auction blocks, and the civil rights movement (both past and present). The museum recognizes the contributions of freedom-loving people – black and white – who have worked and continue to strive for racial justice, with a special focus on Milwaukee area civil rights leaders. The museum’s exhibits, educational programming, and community partnerships promote racial repair, healing, and reconciliation. A virtual museum at www.abhmuseum.org shares this story to a broader national and international audience.
Attendees will hear from Brad Pruitt, ABHM’s interim director and be given the opportunity to take self guided tours of the exhibits. The program will include light appetizers and refreshments.