The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
National African-American Archives and Museum
564 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Repository URL: http://www.naaamm.org/index.html
Repository description (CRHP): This repository houses an extensive oral history collection chronicling African American history in Mobile.
Repository description (extant): The National African-American Archives and Museum is committed to the collection and preservation of African-American history of those who have made significant contributions to the progress of African-Americans.
We are here to teach African-American children and others the importance of their history and the value of our heritage.
What we represent is a living monument of the strength, tenacity, and intelligence of a people who were brought from their homeland, subjected to many years of oppression, but managed to survive.
In this survival, we have made many substantial contributions in art, medicine, politics, technology, science, space exploration, sports, and other fields.
The paths that were trod were difficult, but in spite of these difficulties, many inspiring records have been left behind for future generations.
Our origin, as a source of information, began in an historic, stately building that once stood as a symbol of racial segregation.
It was known as the Davis Avenue Branch of the Mobile Public Library, the only library for Negroes from 1932 until the mid-1960s.
The building was designed by the famed George Bigelow Rogers and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places in Washington, D.C.
Within the Archives and Museum, you will find portraits, biographies, African carvings, an extensive collection of books, family histories, antique artifacts, and other memorabilia. Our new expansion program will allow more exhibit space.
Repository type: Museum
Oral history project