To honor the untold stories
of the african american journey at one of our country's most sacred sites.
HISTORY COMES ALIVE
The museum documents the journey that began in Africa centuries ago, and still continues today.
At our entrance, the African Ancestors Memorial Garden sprawls across the grounds and reflects on the significance of the historically sacred site of Gadsden’s Wharf—the point at which an estimated 45 percent of enslaved Africans entered this country. Inside, exhibitions tell the unvarnished story of the international African American experience.