The museum was opened in 1988 by Dr. James Cameron, a lynching survivor and early civil rights pioneer, who believed that once enough white Americans were exposed to an accurate account and the actual nature of the Black American experience, they would oppose racial injustice and help the nation achieve its ideals. To this end, the ABHM shares stories that advance visitors’ understanding of our country’s troubled racial past, offers strategies for acknowledging and repairing racial trauma and helps our nation move into a more just and peaceful future.
The guided tour will be followed by a gathering and discussion at Jewels Caribbean Restaurant (2230 N. Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr. Dr.). Heavy appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be open.
Space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. This event is sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Marquette Forum. For questions, contact Jacki Black, director of Hispanic initiatives and diversity and inclusion educational programming.