images of African American women. It does not duplicate what is currently exhibited in other museums. It contains original exhibits which are held, unseen, in private collections. The collectors, committed to preserving African American history and culture, have permitted their items to be photographed for the museum. The items are displayed in online galleries. The first two galleries are devoted to the African past. The galleries include statues, masks and a variety of artifacts from the African continent. The third gallery contains images of nineteenth and twentieth century African Americans. These images are found in newspapers from the period. The fourth gallery contains images of African American women in the late nineteenth and early to mid- twentieth century. The galleries combine artifacts, art, rare documents and ephemera. A description of the items will soon be available. The museum is supported by an international online community of researchers, historians, collectors, scholars and those interested in American history, specifically the history and culture of African American women.
The Glenda R. Taylor Museum for the preservation of African American Women’s History & Culture is a visual archive and exhibition of rare historical items which contribute to a greater understanding of African American history and culture. It is a 21 st century monument (website) documenting the history and culture of African American Women. The museum contains the invisible, the too often unheard voices and unseen
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