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Welcome To The African American Museum At The England Manor

African-American history was created with the arrival Africans to North America in the 16th and 17th centuries. Former Spanish slaves who had been freed by Francis Drake arrived aboard the Golden Hind at New Albion in California in 1579.


Gen. Daniel "Chappie" James Jr. was the U.S. Air Force's first African American four-star general. Upon being promoted to four-star grade on Sept.1, 1975, James was assigned as Commander in Chief of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).

Join Us At The African Amerian Museum

Come and learn more about the African American history in Lake County, IL.

Our collections emphasize the historical and contemporary African American experience historically preserved to bring awareness and reverence. 


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