Joining AAAM Offers Countless Benefits


Testimonials from AAAM Members

“As someone who was new to the field, I joined AAAM because of the opportunities for mentorship and because of the people that I saw connected to the organization. Over the years, I've gained several new colleagues that I can now call on to partner with my site and for counsel when issues arise.”

- Ashley Robertson, Ph.D.

Director/Curator, Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation-National Historic Landmark

“After 20 years as a journalist, I was attempting to settle into a second career as a nonprofit executive. There are almost no parallels to journalism in museum work and being new to the field, I found it overwhelming. Joining AAAM has made all of the difference. I’ve connected with other museum professionals who’ve not only faced similar challenges, but have found solutions that they've most generously shared. I have found financial and information resources as well as energy and inspiration. Walking in the door, I felt as though I was being hunted. Since joining AAAM, I've been better able to hold my own and even do a bit of hunting myself. I can't recommend joining enough.”

- Mark McCormick

Executive Director, Kansas African American History Museum & Current AAAM Board Member


“AAAM is a valuable asset to the museum community, and to the current and future stewards of African and African American history. I joined AAAM to align myself, and my organization, with other institutions that share similar missions to protect and preserve the history of the African Diaspora.”

- Timothy A. Barber

Executive Director, The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc.


When we learn the lessons from our forebears, we inherit the inspiration to rise above the barriers before us. 

AAAM and black museums allow us to learn those lessons.”

- Christopher Miller

Manager of Program Initiatives, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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