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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.


On the Edmund Pettus Bridge, their peaceful march was met with crushing violence. Those brave marchers were pushed back, but they continued to march forward.

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


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