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Black History Month

History-makers of Southeast Louisiana

Museums in Southeast Louisiana

Amistad Research Center, New Orleans 

The Amistad Research Center has the nation largest reserve of manuscripts regarding Africans America, race relations, and civil rights. 

The Backstreet Cultural Museum, New Orleans

Located in the oldest African-American neighborhood in New Orleans, the Backstreet Cultural Museum features memorabilia significant to African-American and New Orleans History such as Mardi Gras Indian costumes.  

Ashe Cultural Arts Center, New Orleans

Ashé creates and supports programs and creative works that emphasize the contributions of people of African descent. 

George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, New Orleans

The George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art features local, national and international art and exhibits created by artists in the African Diaspora.

Le Musée de f.p.c., New Orleans

The Le Musee de f.p.c (free people of color) is a historic home museum that showcases the culture and history of free people of color in New Orleans from pre-civil war to post-civil-rights era. 

River Road African American Museum, Donaldsonville

This impressive museum is focused on teaching the history and culture of African Americans in the rural communities of south Louisiana through the collection, preservation, and interpretation of art, artifacts, and historic buildings. Don't miss the current exhibit, Civil Rights Moved Here: Louisiana Ahead of the Curve, which is on exhibit until August 2018.

Tangipahoa African-America Heritage Museum, Hammond

The museum showcases African American heritage through writings, inventions, photos, artwork, and history. The museum is comprised of eight galleries covering the history of Louisiana's Florida Parishes, a genealogy lab, the Underground Railroad, African American greats in music and sports, inventors, plus art and artifacts.