Welcome to ABHM!

ABHM builds public awareness of the harmful legacies of slavery in America and promotes racial repair, reconciliation, and healing.

We envision a society that remembers its past in order to shape a better future – a nation undivided by race where every person matters equally.


 ABHM is an entirely online museum!

(Currently we do not have a building, but we are working towards opening a bricks-and-mortar museum in Milwaukee WI.)

Some of the things you can do here:

• Visit the Galleries to learn about little-known parts of African American History.

• Catch up on what’s happening today in the ongoing struggle for rights and respect for African Americans.

Sign up as a Friend of ABHM to receive email notices of ABHM’s educational events, interracial dialogues, and new exhibits.

Please support our work with a tax-deductible donation. Thanks so much!


ABHM is a program of the nonprofit Dr. James Cameron Legacy Foundation, Inc. – and a


 • Join  Us on Founder’s Day – February 25, 2017! •

This year’s Founder’s Day Gathering for Racial Repair & Reconciliation presents

Let’s Face It: How Communities Remember and Repair Racial Trauma.

Program includes 1 film, 2 keynoters, 10 presenters from around the country, small dialogue groups, and lots of hope.

Presenting Sponsors:

Table Sponsors: Dr. Russell Brooker, the Bev and Erv Colton Trust, the ACLU, the Milwaukee Public Museum, the YWCA of SE Wisconsin, Coming Together Racine, and Cardinal Stritch University.

For Sponsorship Opportunities, contact us here.

More about the Program and Ticket Sales here.





Winner of the 2016 IPPY Silver Medal for Non-Fiction, Great Lakes Region

Winner of the 2016 IPPY Silver Medal for Non-Fiction, Great Lakes Region

New, greatly expanded – and award-winning – edition of Dr. Cameron’s memoir, A Time of Terror: A Survivor’s Story

The book includes the only eyewitness account of a lynching ever written by a survivor.

• Read more about the book and download excerpts here.

• Buy individual copies at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

• Buy in quantity for your class or book club here (scroll to Quantity Sales form).


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