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Alexandria Black History Resource Center

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Address: 638 N Alfred St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1823
Phone Number: +1 703-838-4356

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Great visit

So glad to have found this museum - very interesting. Lovely staff. Nestled away in a corner of Old Town Alexandria but worth the trip.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

So glad to have found this museum - very interesting. Lovely staff. Nestled away in a corner of Old Town Alexandria but worth the trip.

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Thank Neonturtle87
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Mostly about the slave trade, this museum is funded by and staffed by volunteers and contributors. Although it is a small space, it does a good job explaining African cultures and the export of salves to the new world. The exhibits are tasteful and have good graphics.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

alexandria is lucky to have such a fine site for black history in the area and the state ;;interesting resouces inside so stop by

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We had two areas to view. One, located in the original Robinson Library, showed the history of slavery in the U.S., where the slaves came from, and about them landing on American soil. Informative displays showed the history of free blacks and enslaved black people in Alexandria. In the 2nd area, there was a video of the 1939 sit-in of... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

History made real. Wonderment, joy, anger, tears, wows, are only some of the feeling while we visited. It is Powerful in a very small area. Very professionally guided. Incredible

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

I was so excited to happen upon this little building. The information was plentiful and to learn the history of what used to a one-room library was filling.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

This Museum is brilliantly curated in a way that educates the viewer thoroughly on the history of black African slavery in Alexandria & the African Americans contribution to the town's culture & history.Paintings, maps, artefacts, photographs & scenes provide an insight into the life & neighbourhoods in which these men, women & children lived.

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is a small but worthwhile museum. When I visited it was shut but that was because they were short-staffed and a lovely lady let me in. She showed me a short film and then left me to have a look around. I am so pleased I made the effort. It has simple but well presented info about some aspects... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

The museum is basically one room. The information there was interesting but it will probably take you about a half of an hour to read it. If you are in the area or would just like to go to support it, then go. But, I wouldn't necessarily make a special trip to see it.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Small, with just one room dedicated to exhibits and another with picture type displays. The price was right, (free) but donations were requested but not required. The exhibit room was well lighted and laid out with artifacts and lots of good clear narration. Concentrated on slavery in and around Alexandria, but also covered African American history after emancipation in Alexandria.... More 

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