PAHMUSA-The Pan African Historical Museum USA

PAHMUSA-The Pan African Historical Museum USA PAHMUSA is a museum that links the African Diaspora to Springfield, MA and surrounding communities. It is located in the Tower Square Mall at 1500 Main St in Spfld, MA.

Operating as usual

09/03/2021

Evander Holyfield, Mark Breland, Meldrick Taylor, Pernell Whitaker and Tyrell Biggs, all members of the legendary 1984 U.S. Olympic boxing team.

08/06/2021

Terri Reynolds is a true diamond in the rough in the 413. Her angelic voice is captivating and it really showed through in this performance at last month's Smokey Joe's jazz extravaganza.

08/02/2021
DUE TO DEATH IN FAMILY THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD WILL BE CANCELLED....... Stay tune for date in Sept.
07/31/2021

DUE TO DEATH IN FAMILY THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD WILL BE CANCELLED....... Stay tune for date in Sept.

DUE TO DEATH IN FAMILY THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD WILL BE CANCELLED....... Stay tune for date in Sept.

07/17/2021
Entreprenuer Gillian Hinkson

Gillian Hinkson was a vendor during the PAHMUSA May 22nd event. She is an advocate for health and wellness.

06/17/2021

On May 22nd 2021, PAHMUSA hosted a wonderful event to commemorate the legacy of the late Ms LaJuana Hood the founder of PAHMUSA. We will be posting clips, from the event, as we develop PAHMUSA TV online.

Critical Race Theory: What is it? Why is it important? | Frankly Speaking
06/15/2021
Critical Race Theory: What is it? Why is it important? | Frankly Speaking

Critical Race Theory: What is it? Why is it important? | Frankly Speaking

Critical Race Theory: What is it? Why is it important? Leave a reply Critical race theory has its origins in the work of lawyer, civil rights activist and scholar Derrick Bell and Kimberlé Crenshaw, Richard Delgado, Mari Matsuda, and Patricia J. Williams, among others. It is rooted in criti...

Come check out this Jazz Sensation form Harlem NY.  "HESHIMA" This will be kicking off PAHMUSA'S  JAZZ & SOUL NIGHT @ Sm...
06/03/2021

Come check out this Jazz Sensation form Harlem NY. "HESHIMA" This will be kicking off PAHMUSA'S JAZZ & SOUL NIGHT @ Smokey Joes, 395 Dwight St Spfld, Ma. So be on the lookout every 2nd Saturday for LIVE MUSIC you don't want to miss this!

Come check out this Jazz Sensation form Harlem NY. "HESHIMA" This will be kicking off PAHMUSA'S JAZZ & SOUL NIGHT @ Smokey Joes, 395 Dwight St Spfld, Ma. So be on the lookout every 2nd Saturday for LIVE MUSIC you don't want to miss this!

This 7-Year Old South African Golfer is Breaking World Records
05/29/2021
This 7-Year Old South African Golfer is Breaking World Records

This 7-Year Old South African Golfer is Breaking World Records

Simthandile 'SimTiger' Tshabalala, a 7-year old golf prodigy from Johannesburg, South Africa, has recently ranked in the top 15 of world kids' golf rankings. He started playing competitively only for the past eight months and he already won over 20 trophies locally and internationally, including a s...

05/25/2021
Come out to Pahmusa Fest @ Tower Square Park !!!  At 10:00am is The Underground Railroad Tour then 11:00am  to 4:00pm ch...
05/21/2021

Come out to Pahmusa Fest @ Tower Square Park !!! At 10:00am is The Underground Railroad Tour then 11:00am to 4:00pm check out the vendors with fantastic product and services. And we have some great entertainment from throughout the city. All of this is in honor of Lujuana Hood so come show your support!

Come out to Pahmusa Fest @ Tower Square Park !!! At 10:00am is The Underground Railroad Tour then 11:00am to 4:00pm check out the vendors with fantastic product and services. And we have some great entertainment from throughout the city. All of this is in honor of Lujuana Hood so come show your support!

05/20/2021
Measure of a Man
05/11/2021
Measure of a Man

Measure of a Man

Quest for Equity Photo by Vicky Sim on Unsplash Published in ILLUMINATION.medium.com 4/25/21 Booker T. Washington once said, “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reac…

05/09/2021
05/07/2021
Upcoming EventDate:  Sat May 8, 2021 12:00pm to 1:30pmLocation:  VirtualThe African Burial Grounds 30 Years Later: Impac...
05/04/2021
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Event
Date: Sat May 8, 2021 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Virtual
The African Burial Grounds 30 Years Later: Impacts on Black Cemeteries

As a public health precaution, the Museum is canceling all in-person public events, programming, and gatherings. See below for our online events and programs. We appreciate your understanding.

Afrofuturism: The Rise of Black Science Fiction and Fantasy
05/04/2021
Afrofuturism: The Rise of Black Science Fiction and Fantasy

Afrofuturism: The Rise of Black Science Fiction and Fantasy

More Black writers and artists are turning to science fiction — and an artistic movement known as Afrofuturism — to tackle issues around race and inequality and give fans an escape from the harsh r…

We would like to invite you to our 1st annual PAHMUSA FEST!!  There will be music, dancing, storytelling, vendors and mu...
04/24/2021

We would like to invite you to our 1st annual PAHMUSA FEST!! There will be music, dancing, storytelling, vendors and much more. We will start the festivities off at 10:00am with the Underground Railroad Tour, this will be a tribute to Ms Lujuana Hood. So come on out!

We would like to invite you to our 1st annual PAHMUSA FEST!! There will be music, dancing, storytelling, vendors and much more. We will start the festivities off at 10:00am with the Underground Railroad Tour, this will be a tribute to Ms Lujuana Hood. So come on out!

abolition of slavery
04/19/2021
abolition of slavery

abolition of slavery

On April 19, 1866, the African American citizensof Washington D.C. celebrated the abolition of slavery. 4,000 to 5,000 people assembled to the White House addressed by Andrew Johnson. Led by twoblack regiments the spectators, and the procession proceeded ...

Your donation to the Pan African Historical Museum (PAHMUSA) will help us to fund innovative exhibitions and provide us ...
04/19/2021

Your donation to the Pan African Historical Museum (PAHMUSA) will help us to fund innovative exhibitions and provide us with the resources to build upon our signature Underground Railroad Tours.
Contributions will also help in creating outreach efforts, to engage underserved audiences. The focus of all our activities is to protect the heritage of Africa, to educate and inspire those that want to learn their history. So, please, consider a gift. We need your support today!
Become a Patron, it's Simple, Safe and Secure! https://www.patreon.com/PAHMUSA

Your donation to the Pan African Historical Museum (PAHMUSA) will help us to fund innovative exhibitions and provide us with the resources to build upon our signature Underground Railroad Tours.
Contributions will also help in creating outreach efforts, to engage underserved audiences. The focus of all our activities is to protect the heritage of Africa, to educate and inspire those that want to learn their history. So, please, consider a gift. We need your support today!
Become a Patron, it's Simple, Safe and Secure! https://www.patreon.com/PAHMUSA

Johnson, Jack (1878-1946) - Birthday
03/31/2021
Johnson, Jack (1878-1946) - Birthday

Johnson, Jack (1878-1946) - Birthday

Jack Johnson, the first African American and first Texan to win the heavyweight boxing championship of the world, was born the second of six children to Henry and Tiny Johnson in Galveston on March 31, 1878.

Olaudah Equiano
03/31/2021
Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano , (born c. 1745, Essaka [in present-day Nigeria]?—died March 31, 1797, London, England), self-proclaimed West African sold into slavery and later freed. His autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano; or, Gu...

03/26/2021

Black Facts Of the Day for March 25th, 2021

Black facts for March 25th

1924 - Julia Amanda Perry was a prolific composer of neoclassical music during her relatively brief life. Born on March 25, 1924 in Lexington Kentucky, she spent most of her early years in Akron, Ohio. Her father, Dr. Abe Perry, was a doctor and amateur pianist, who once accompanied the tenor Roland Hayes on tour. Her mother, America Perry, encouraged her children’s musical endeavors; both Julia and her sisters studied violin from a young age, Julia switched to the piano after two years of violin. Upon graduating from Akron High School, Perry attended Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jer…


1931 - Ida B. Wells-Barnett , née Ida Bell Wells (born July 16, 1862, Holly Springs, Mississippi, U.S.—died March 25, 1931, Chicago, Illinois), African American journalist who led an antilynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s. She later was active in promoting justice for African Americans. Ida Wells was born into slavery. She was educated at Rust University, a freedmen’s school in her native Holly Springs, Mississippi, and at age 14 began teaching in a country school. She continued to teach after moving to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1884 and attended Fisk University in Nashville during seve…


1931 - The Scottsboro Boys, nine young African Americans, were falsely charged with r**e and collectively served more than 100 years in prison. The right of African Americans to serve on juries was established by their case.


1942 - Aretha Franklin , in full Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.), American singer who defined the golden age of soul music of the 1960s. Franklin’s mother, Barbara, was a gospel singer and pianist. Her father, C.L. Franklin, presided over the New Bethel Baptist Church of Detroit, Michigan, and was a minister of national influence. A singer himself, he was noted for his brilliant sermons, many of which were recorded by Chess Records. Her parents separated when she was six, and Franklin remained with her father in Detroit. Her mother died when Aretha was 10. As …


1949 - Fishburne, the first African American woman to become a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, was born on March 25, 1949 in Patuxent River, Maryland.


1971 - Sheryl Denise Swoopes is a retired professional basketball player and the first player to be signed on to the WNBA when it was created. She was born on March 25, 1971 in Brownfield, Texas to Louise Swoopes. She had three older brothers with whom she grew up playing basketball. At the age of seven she joined a children’s basketball league called the Little Dribblers and also competed in the 1988 Texas State Championship. She first joined the University of Texas on a scholarship but soon left for South Plains College where she played on the basketball team for two years. She then transferred to…

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1500 Main St
Springfield, MA
01103

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 3pm
Thursday 11am - 3pm

Telephone

+14137331823

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