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 currently a Museum-Without-Walls:

Founded in 1984 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ABHM’s building closed during the Great Recession of 2008.

We put our exhibits online and continued our educational programming in libraries, churches, and other facilities locally, regionally, and nationally.

Now, after a decade as a virtual museum, our new physical museum space is anticipated to open on Juneteenth Day 2018!

Meantime there are many things you can do and learn in our 3000+ exhibits online:

• 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 member of:




Mail-only address:

11933 W. Burleigh Street, Suite 100

Milwaukee WI 53222

Email: connect (at) abhmuseum.org