True Black History Museum
Date: March 10–12, 2020
Location: Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings Campuses
Grand Island Campus
Hall Student Union
What is this Exhibit?
The Museum, which was founded in 2010, was established to preserve the history of African-American people and to educate others of the many great contributions that African-Americans have made to humanity. The mission is to instill self-esteem and pride, and to increase knowledge, awareness, cultural sensitivity and understanding for the historic experience of African-Americans. The collection is comprised of over 1,000 authentic artifacts, including original documents from historic figures such as Booker T. Washington, Mary McLeod Bethune, George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Angela Davis, President Barack Obama, and many other great African-Americans. The Collection takes you on a journey through the African American experience.
Why Taking in this Experience is so Important
It's important because too few Americans have been exposed to Black history as told by Black narrators. As a result, many people in the U.S. -- of all races -- have been uninformed or misinformed about the accomplishments of African-American women. In addition, more people need to be educated on the breadth of the true African-American experience, to dispel stereotypes and address prejudices. We want to ensure that Black history is never undervalued, marginalized or characterized. We are committed to informing as many people as we can of the history that tends not to be covered, or covered substantially, in standard U.S. history books. Through this work we hope to improve the self-esteem and pride of Black visitors to the TBHM. Equally important, we want to increase knowledge, awareness, respect, cultural sensitivity and understanding for the historic experience of Black people.