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African American Museums in Los Angeles

Where to find African American museums and black history museums in Los Angeles.

California African American Museum of Los Angeles

California African American Museum
Exposition Park museum devoted to preserving, celebrating, and sharing African American culture. The museum is about 44,000 square feet in size and it has three galleries for exhibits, a theater gallery, a 14,000 square foot sculpture court a conference center, and a research library. The museum opened for the first time in 1981 and it moved to its currently quarters in July of 1984, during the Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games. The California African American Museum is located in Exposition Park, across the street from the University of Southern California (USC).

African American Firefighter Museum
Museum dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of African American firefighters. Museum is housed in Old Fire Station 30, a firehouse established in 1913 to serve the Central Avenue community of Los Angeles. Between 1924 and 1955 the firehouse had only African American firefighters. The African American Firefighters Museum is located at 1401 South Central Avenue in Los Angeles For more information call the museum at 213-744-1730.

Oran's Black Museum
Features artifacts related to African American history and slavery and wax figures of prominent African Americans. Located at 3742 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in South Los Angeles.


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