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“preserving the history and culture”
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations. AAMLO's archival collection is a unique resource on the history of African Americans in Northern California and the Bay Area. The over 160 collections in the archives contain the diaries of prominent families, pioneers, churches, social and political organizations. Freedom's Journal, the Liberator, California Voice, Sun Reporter, Muhammed Speakers, and the Black Panther newspapers are available on microfilm.
This is a hidden gem in Oakland and we decided to stop by recently to enjoy this African American library. There is a parking garage and street parking nearby. It's very easy to navigate.... Read more
Wonderful museum celebrating African American heritage and culture. The curator setting up the new miniature displays was very friendly answering all our questions. The reference library and... Read more
Fabulous opportunity to gain some cultural knowledge. The ancestors speak in the silence of this library. Peace is obtained in the solitude of your imagination fulfilled with the rich culture of a... Read more
African American Museum & Library at Oakland
- Tue - Sat: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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