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:

Film Sponsors:

Table Sponsors:

  • Dr. Russell Brooker
  • Bev Colton
  • ACLU
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • YWCA of SE Wisconsin
  • Coming Together Racine
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • Milwaukee Turners
  • Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
  • First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee
  • Capuchin Community Services
  • Marquette University Offices of Diversity & Inclusion and Community Engagement
  • Marquette University Volunteer Legal Clinic
  • Hawks Quindel SC Law Offices
  • UWM Masters of Sustainable Peacebuilding Program
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority at Marquette University
  • Associated Bank
  • Fitness Together

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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