African American History & Culture in Museums: Strategic Crossroads and New Opportunities

Jul 16, 2004
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Recognizing the importance of African American Cultures and museums in preserving a vital part of our national heritage, IMLS sought to deepen it's understanding of and ability to serve museums addressing African American history and culture. On Juy 16, 2004, IMLS onvened a day-long forum of 30 invitees to address current challenges and resources for African American history and culture in museums. What follows is a thematically organized synthesis of the workshop's discussions. This summary is intended to stimulate further conversation and collaboration between IMLS and the vital constituency of African American museums.