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Jacksonville's newly-opened African American History Museum spotlights the Black experience in Jacksonville and beyond | Community Voices

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The Jacksonville African American History Museum is located at 859 Grove St. in Jacksonville, Ill.

The Jacksonville African American History Museum is a newly-opened museum which features local and national stories about African Americans. Executive Director Art Wilson and President Alberta Robinson spoke to Community Voices about the history of the museum's current location. They also described the exhibits in the museum which include information about the Underground Railroad, the Civil Rights Movement and Ken Norton, a famous boxer from Jacksonville.

Vanessa is the Community Voices Production Coordinator. Reach Vanessa at vfergu3@uis.edu.
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