WELCOME TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF BUCKS COUNTY

Celebrating Bucks County African American History and Culture

WELCOME TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF BUCKS COUNTY

Celebrating Bucks County African American History and Culture

WELCOME TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF BUCKS COUNTY

Celebrating Bucks County African American History and Culture

WELCOME TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF BUCKS COUNTY

Celebrating Bucks County African American History and Culture

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The African American Museum of Bucks County honors the rich legacy of the African American experience, inspiring pride in our heritage, and sharing information and stories about the diverse journey of our people and our shared ancestry. Our programs and exhibits explore the history and heritage of the diverse cultures of Bucks County and beyond.

Special Events

Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders

The award-winning documentary Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders is full of riveting historical footage and original interviews with Fannie Lou Hamer, Annie Devine, Unita Blackwell, Mae Bertha Carter, Victoria Gray Adams, Dorie Ladner and others, telling their stories of fighting for voter registration, equal education, and desegregation during the Mississippi Civil Rights movement.

The film, which is by Joan Sadoff, Dr. Robert Sadoff and Laura J. Lipson, has been in dozens of film festivals, winning ten awards, and has been shown worldwide. On January 25, 2020, AAMBC will pay tribute filmmaker and friend, Joan Saoff, at a special event at Bucks County Community College, featuring the exceptional Lincoln University Choir.

EXHBIT SPOTLIGHT

Three-Part Speaker Series and Exhibit

Join us on February 2, 2020, for the opening reception for our Three-Part Speaker Series and Exhibit at the Bucks County Visitor Center featuring harpist, Gloria Galante and gallery display and presentation by internationally acclaimed portrait painter and water-colorist, Thomas McKinney. He is well known for his portraits of many great jazz musicians including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane and his gentle renderings of life in the Black community.

The Bucks County Visitor Center is located at 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020

You see these people come with guns to keep us from registering to vote-this vote really must be about something. And I said if I die, I die for something.

Unita Blackwell
Sharecropper who became Mississippi's first black mayor in 1963