The leaders of America’s Black Holocaust Museum plan to announce their Grand Re-Opening date in a conference on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The announcement will take place at 10 a.m. in the museum’s community room, hosted by the museum’s CEO and President Dr. Robert Davis.
Located at the corner of Vel R. Philips and North Avenue in Milwaukee, America’s Black Holocaust Museum was founded in 1988 by Dr. James Cameron, who survived a lynching as a teenager. The museum was visited by thousands of people from all around the world, but was forced to close in 2008 due to the recession. However, it reopened virtually in 2012, and has continued to receive worldwide attention, including marking Black History Month back in February.
The museum’s physical re-opening will debut multiple new exhibits, including galleries of more than 400 years of African-American history. The renovated museum is also part of a redevelopment plan to spur economic growth and cultural vitality, including working with partners for affordable housing.
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