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Top 10 Museums for Black History Month

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Torrance, CA - today announced the top 10 museums whose artifacts, memorabilia and collections bring Black History to life. The facilities brim with items as varied as audio recordings of slave narratives in Cincinnati, cutting-edge art that woos collectors in Harlem, life-sized historical wax figures in Baltimore and a wreath marking the spot where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.

"Black museums document the triumphs and tragedies of our past, allowing us to step back in time and view Black History as if we were there," said Thomas Dorsey, publisher and founder of "Exploring the places that honor our history is an appropriate way to celebrate Black History not just in February, but throughout the year."'s Top 10 African-American Museums -- listed in alphabetical order are:

  • American Jazz Museum & Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Charles Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit
  • Du Sable Museum of African American History, Chicago
  • Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville
  • National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis
  • National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, Baltimore
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati
  • Reginald Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Baltimore
  • Studio Museum of Harlem
For background information, our criteria for selecting these museums and five honorable mentions, go to:

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