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America's Black Holocaust Museum

401 W North Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53212

401 W. North Avenue, Milwaukee
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The museum is the only memorial dedicated specifically to the victims of the enslavement of Africans in the United States.
ABHM was founded in 1988 by James Cameron, America's last living survivor of a lynching.

Cameron died in 2006; in 2008, the museum's board of directors announced that the museum would be closed temporarily because of financial problems. The original museum was demolished in early 2017. The site, including the former Garfield Avenue School, was redeveloped as the Historic Garfield School Redevelopment Program.

On April 4, 2017, the developers broke ground on a new building called The Griot on the footprint of the original museum. The new museum is located on the ground floor of the Griot and was scheduled to open in 2019.

It is the only memorial and museum that interprets the African American experience in the United States as an ongoing holocaust (series of mass atrocities) from the time of captivity in Africa to the present day.

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