African American Museum

African American Museum The African American Museum of Cleveland, the first independent African American Museum in the Americas, was founded by Icabod Flewellen in 1953 and seeks to preserve Black culture and heritage.
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As a place of culture, the museum's exhibits are an educational resource, providing the community, the city, the state and the country, with a true glimpse of Africa and African Americans...yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

10/07/2016

African American Museum of Cleveland is having fish fry fundraiser, every Friday starting Today, Oct 7,2016. Dinners are $9, including dessert! 1765 Crawford Rd, From 1 - 6 pm, Call 216-240-7707 for any more information.

Volunteers and construction materials are needed to help us repair somethings in our museum. Please be kind enough to do...
09/21/2016

Volunteers and construction materials are needed to help us repair somethings in our museum. Please be kind enough to donate materials like paint, plaster, and windows. We also need skilled labor and unskilled volunteers to help out in anyway possible. You can call (216)374-2899 for more info.

On this day 1919 Charles E. Anderson was born. He was a very well rounded Meteorologist. Look into this man and learn so...
08/13/2016

On this day 1919 Charles E. Anderson was born. He was a very well rounded Meteorologist. Look into this man and learn something new.

Also don't forget to check out our Detroit Trip, to the African World Festival. (See post for details). #charlesanderson #africanamerican #blackexcellence #power #powertothepeople #meteorologist #intelligence

August 12th, 1922, Washington DC home of Frederick Douglas is declared a national shrine.Also don't forget to check out ...
08/13/2016

August 12th, 1922, Washington DC home of Frederick Douglas is declared a national shrine.

Also don't forget to check out our Detroit Trip, to the African World Festival. (See post for details). #frederickdouglas #africanamerican #blackexcellence #power #powertothepeople #iconic

August 11th, 1965 U.S. Senate confirmed nomination of Thurgood Marshal as U.S. solicitor general.Also don't forget to ch...
08/13/2016

August 11th, 1965 U.S. Senate confirmed nomination of Thurgood Marshal as U.S. solicitor general.

Also don't forget to check out our Detroit Trip, to the African World Festival. (See post for details). #thurgoodmarshal #africanamerican #blackexcellence #power #powertothepeople

On this day in 1981, The Coca-Cola Bottling Company agreed to pump $34 million into Black businesses and the Black commu...
08/11/2016

On this day in 1981, The Coca-Cola Bottling Company agreed to pump $34 million into Black businesses and the Black community, ending a national boycott called by PUSH.

Know more about you and your history, as an African-American.

Also don't forget to check out our Detroit Trip, to the African World Festival. (See last post for details).

#PUSH #cocacola #africanamerican #blackexcellence #strengthinnumbers #power #powertothepeople

It is time! Our Annual Bus Trip to the African World Festival is here! Please give us a call and purchase your tickets a...
08/10/2016

It is time! Our Annual Bus Trip to the African World Festival is here! Please give us a call and purchase your tickets and get more info on when/where to meet to get on the bus. Ticket prices are $50 for a very short time. After August 13th tickets are $60, so get them while you can. This is a fun filled empowering event that brings our people closer together. #powertothepeople #blackexcellence #unity #africanworldfestival #detroit #michigan #africanamerican #africanamericanmuseum

07/11/2016

African American Museum is hosting a JAZZ CONCERT, July 23, 2016 5-9 pm. Councilman Kevin Conwell's Footprints will perform, tickets $20 in advance and $30 at the door! Food, fun and raffle!! For tickets and more information call 216-374-2899!!

On this day in 1994, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was inaugurated as the first democratically elected State President of So...
05/10/2016

On this day in 1994, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was inaugurated as the first democratically elected State President of South Africa. May his soul rest in peace.

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#blackexcellence #nelsonmandela #african #history #intelligence #southafrica #presidentmandela

On May 9th 1952 Actor Canada Lee (45) died, in New York City. Former boxer-turned-actor Canada Lee makes a strong impres...
05/10/2016

On May 9th 1952 Actor Canada Lee (45) died, in New York City. Former boxer-turned-actor Canada Lee makes a strong impression in the 1944 Alfred Hitchcock thriller Lifeboat (FoxVideo). In the 1947 John Garfield boxing classic Body and Soul (Republic), Lee gives a sensitive performance as a dying boxer. He also excels as a small-town minister in the 1951 adaptation of Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country (Monterey Home Video). Like Robeson, Lee's film career ended when he was accused of being a Communist. Pictured in the Play Native Son. This play was based off the Novel Native Son written by Richard Wright, who is an African-American author.

Stay tuned for more updates and facts.

#talented #africanamericanhistory #africanamericanmuseum #africanamerican #actor #boxer #blackexcellence

On this day in 1925, The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the trailblazing black labor union, was organized by A. Ph...
05/09/2016

On this day in 1925, The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the trailblazing black labor union, was organized by A. Philip Randolph. (Pictured)

Stay tuned more daily facts and event notifications to come.

#genius #blackexcellence #africanamerican #africanamericanmuseum #africanamericanhistory #workersunions #brotherhood

On this day in 1878, J. R. Winters receives a patent for the fire escape ladder. Yes, We are back with the facts! Rememb...
05/08/2016

On this day in 1878, J. R. Winters receives a patent for the fire escape ladder.
Yes, We are back with the facts! Remember to always stay tuned, as more updates are to come.
#blackexcellence #africanamericanhistory #africanamerican #africanamericanmuseum #firedepartment #fireescape #lifesaver #inventor #talented #genius

Come out and join us for our Cookout. This Event will take place Sat, Apr 30, 2016 from 12-3. Come support the African A...
04/28/2016

Come out and join us for our Cookout. This Event will take place Sat, Apr 30, 2016 from 12-3. Come support the African American Museum at 1765 Crawford Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.

Stay tuned for more updates regarding our journey to reopen.
#blackexcellence #africanamerican #africanamericanmuseum #cookout #donate #cleveland

On this day in 2002, Tiger Woods won his third Masters Golf title and becomes only the second person ever to win two of ...
04/15/2016

On this day in 2002, Tiger Woods won his third Masters Golf title and becomes only the second person ever to win two of the titles in a row.
Please come out and support the African-American Museum, tomorrow, April 15th, at 1575 East 108th street Cleveland, OH from 5-8pm. This Fundraiser is to help us on our journey to reopen.

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#masters #tigerwoods #blackexcellence #africanamericanmuseum #africanamerican #talented #golf #backtoback

On April 13, 1946 Rhythm and Blues singer, Al Green was born in Forest City, Arkansas. Let us wish him a happy belated b...
04/15/2016

On April 13, 1946 Rhythm and Blues singer, Al Green was born in Forest City, Arkansas. Let us wish him a happy belated birthday.

Please come out and support the African-American Museum, tomorrow, April 15th, at 1575 East 108th street Cleveland, OH from 5-8pm. This Fundraiser is to help us on our journey to reopen.

Stay tuned for more updates.

#algreen #muscian #talented #blackexcellence #africanamerican #africanamericanmuseum

On April 12, 1940 Contemporary jazz composer and musician, Herbie Hancock was born in Chicago, Illinois.Please come out ...
04/15/2016

On April 12, 1940 Contemporary jazz composer and musician, Herbie Hancock was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Please come out and support the African-American Museum, tomorrow, April 15th, at 1575 East 108th street Cleveland, OH from 5-8pm. This Fundraiser is to help us on our journey to reopen.

Stay tuned for more updates.

#blackexcellence #muscian #composer #talented #happybirthday #greatness

On this day in 1972, Benjamin L. Hooks, a Memphis lawyer-minister, becomes the first African American named to the Feder...
04/12/2016

On this day in 1972, Benjamin L. Hooks, a Memphis lawyer-minister, becomes the first African American named to the Federal Communications Commission.

Please come out and support the African-American Museum, on April 15th, at 1575 East 108th street Cleveland, OH. This Fundraiser is to help us on our journey to reopen.

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#blackexcellence #africanamerican #africanamericanhistory #africanamericanmuseum #federal #lawyer #minister

Today let us say Happy Birthday to Arthur Ashe. The first African American American Davis Cup team member, first African...
04/10/2016

Today let us say Happy Birthday to Arthur Ashe. The first African American American Davis Cup team member, first African American to win the U.S. Open and the men's singles title at Wimbledon in 1975.

Please come out and support the African-American Museum, on April 15th, at 1575 East 108th street Cleveland, OH. This Fundraiser is to help us on our journey to reopen.

Stay tuned for more updates.

#daviscup #arthurashe #africanamericanmuseum #blackexcellence #talented #wimbledon #1975

On April 9th, 1939 Marian Anderson appeared in an outdoor concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on this dat...
04/10/2016

On April 9th, 1939 Marian Anderson appeared in an outdoor concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on this date in 1939 after she was refused permission by the Daughters of the American Revolution to perform in Constitution Hall for racial reasons-75,000 attended.
Please come out and support the African-American Museum, on April 15th, at 1575 East 108th street Cleveland, OH. This Fundraiser is to help us on our journey to reopen.

Stay tuned for more updates.

#africanamerican #talented #blackexcellence #africanamericanmuseum #mariananderson #lincolnmemorial

On this day in 1950, Juanita Hall becomes the first African American to win a Tony award for her role as Bloody Mary in ...
04/09/2016

On this day in 1950, Juanita Hall becomes the first African American to win a Tony award for her role as Bloody Mary in the musical South Pacific.

Please come out and support the African-American Museum, on April 15th, at 1575 East 108th street Cleveland, OH. This Fundraiser is to help us on our journey to reopen.

Stay tuned for more updates.

#blackhistory #africanamericanmuseum #tonyawards #africanamerican #blackexcellence #talented

On this day in 1974, Henry "Hank" Aaron broke Babe Ruth's Major League Baseball record. Hank hit his 715th home run in a...
04/08/2016

On this day in 1974, Henry "Hank" Aaron broke Babe Ruth's Major League Baseball record. Hank hit his 715th home run in a game at Atlanta Stadium.
Please come out and support the African-American Museum, on April 15th, at 1575 East 108th street Cleveland, OH. This Fundraiser is to help us on our journey to reopen.

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#hankaaron #mlb #africanamericanmuseum #blackhistory #recordbreaker

Today let us remember that on this day in 1909, Matthew Henson reached the North Pole. Traveling with the Admiral Peary ...
04/06/2016

Today let us remember that on this day in 1909, Matthew Henson reached the North Pole. Traveling with the Admiral Peary Expedition, Henson, with his exceptional navigational skills managed to reach the North Pole almost 45 minutes before Peary and the rest of the men.

Also please come out and support the African-American Museum, on April 15th, at 1575 East 108th street Cleveland, OH. This Fundraiser is to help us on our journey to reopen.

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#africanamericans #greatness #africanamericanmuseum

Today let us remember,Booker Taliaferro Washington (Booker T. Washington). He was born on this day in Hale's Ford, Virgi...
04/05/2016

Today let us remember,
Booker Taliaferro Washington (Booker T. Washington). He was born on this day in Hale's Ford, Virginia. Happy Birthday to the great Booker T. Washington.

Also remember to come out and support our fundraiser on April 15th. See earlier post for details.

African American Museum
04/05/2016

African American Museum

Please come out and support the African-American Museum, on April 15th, at 1575 East 108th street Cleveland, OH. This Fundraiser is to help us on our journey to reopen.

Stay tuned for more updates.

04/04/2016

Also Today, In Honor of Dr. Maya Angelou, the great poet, author, public speaker, and philanthropist, let us say Happy Birthday #MayaAngelou

Everyday, is a day, for Black History. With that in mind, let us remember a great passed leader, Martin Luther King Jr. ...
04/04/2016

Everyday, is a day, for Black History. With that in mind, let us remember a great passed leader, Martin Luther King Jr. On this day, in 1968, MLK was assassinated, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

Remember to spread the word about our fundraiser(see recent post for details). Also remember to tell your friends and family, to add us for updates and help support our journey to reopen.

Please come out and support the African-American Museum, on April 15th, at 1575 East 108th street Cleveland, OH. This Fu...
04/03/2016

Please come out and support the African-American Museum, on April 15th, at 1575 East 108th street Cleveland, OH. This Fundraiser is to help us on our journey to reopen.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Our new rendering to notify the community that we need your support for our expansion and development this is your museu...
02/14/2016

Our new rendering to notify the community that we need your support for our expansion and development this is your museum and our responsibility

Happy Birthday to the Father of Black Nationalism....celebrate with our black/African family....
07/19/2013

Happy Birthday to the Father of Black Nationalism....celebrate with our black/African family....

Come out and enjoy a GREAT evening of Jazz and support YOUR African American Museum....
07/19/2013

Come out and enjoy a GREAT evening of Jazz and support YOUR African American Museum....

06/21/2013

Who's ready to spend their summer with the museum? We've got a lot of great events coming up

01/21/2013

Thanks for visiting our page today. Don't forget to comment and maybe share some of your favorite MLK moments

01/21/2013

Who remembers Aaron McGruder's controversial Martin Luther King episode of the Boondocks? It uses satire to make an interesting point about what MLK would think of today's generation. What do you think of that episode?

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1765 Crawford Rd
Cleveland, OH
44106

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The African American Museum stands as a monument to the accomplishments of individuals of African ancestry, showcasing a collection of images that span thousands of generations, from ancient Egypt to present day Cleveland.

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(216) 721-6555

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Jan. 1, 2019 Kwanzaa Imani African American Museum 1765 Crawford Rd. Cleveland, Ohio 44106, 4- 7 pm Vendors, Music by Kevin Conwell and Footprints, Druming, by Toni Khabir, and Key Note Speaker Judge Michael Nelson Sr. Please bring a non pork dish. Feb. 22, 2019 Movie Premier - Business In The Black @ 6 pm Admission Free For more info on Movie www.businessintheblack.net Vendors welcomed March 3, 2019 Wholistic Health Network presentation on the Pre - Equinox 4-7 pm Free admission vendors welcomed Contact Bro Greg 216-906-6321
is the museum going to detroit this year for the African festival?
I must admit that as an African American, the 4th of July is a bitter sweet day. Though I am grateful for the sacrifices of the Founding Fathers, I do realize that as they spoke of Liberty, Freedom and the Pursuit of Happiness they were not speaking of all men. Please read the blog, share it and feel free to comment. Happy 4th of July. Stay woke people and remember be the change that you want to see in this country and the world.