Founded in 1981 by Carroll Anderson, Sr. In 1991, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia was opened to the public at its present location, 03 Clay Street, in the historic Jackson Ward district of Richmond. The Museum seeks to become a permanent repository for visual, oral and written records and artifacts commemorating the lives and accomplishments of Blacks in Virginia.
Our goal is to become a statewide resource on the many facets of Black history through exhibitions, discussions and celebrations. The Museum collects documents, limited editions, prints, art and photographs for use in its Black History Archives Program. This program will be of major significance because of the scarcity of written records on the Black experience.
Photo: Members of the Virginia Legislature 1871-1872 during the Reconstruction Period. Note that all of the black legislators of the time were placed at the bottom, Library of Virginia.
Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
3 East Clay Street Richmond, VA 23219
Official Website: www.blackhistorymuseum.org
Map & Driving Directions