African American Museum in Philadelphia


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Coordinates: 39°57′10″N 75°09′06″W / 39.9527972°N 75.1515694°W / 39.9527972; -75.1515694

African American Museum in Philadelphia
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Location701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°57′10″N 75°09′06″W / 39.952797°N 75.151569°W / 39.952797; -75.151569
DirectorPatricia Wilson Aden[1]
CuratorRichard J Watson
Public transit accessBus transport SEPTA.svg SEPTA bus: 47, 48

The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is notable as the first museum funded and built by a municipality to help preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans. Opened during the 1976 Bicentennial celebrations, the AAMP is located in historic Philadelphia on Arch Street, a few blocks away from the Liberty Bell.[2]

  1. ^ "AAMP Staff". African American Museum in Philadelphia. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  2. ^ "African American Museum in Philadelphia". Retrieved 26 June 2020.

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