Alexandria Black History Museum, Alexandria

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The Alexandria Black History Museum, located at 902 Wythe St., Alexandria, Virginia, is operated by the City of Alexandria. The building was formerly the Robert Robinson Library, originally constructed in 1940 as the first "separate but equal" library for African Americans in the segregated city.

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  • This is a MUST visit for anyone visiting Alexandria. This part of history must be told and listened to! While off the beaten path, it is a past that should be taken!  more »
  • If you have time, I strongly suggest checking out the history of the first black library in Alexandra. Staff extremely cordial and welcoming. Very inexpensive  more »
  • A hidden gem! I learned a lot visiting this museum. First black library! They have a small area where you can see small artifacts and read about the history of Alexandria. They play a short video on the movement of the first black library. Also, I stayed for a lecture and that was very interesting. They have some cool things you can purchase. Overall, you may look inside and say this is a quick in an out but if you take your time to read and understand the information provided, you can easily spend some time there. It is truly a hidden gem and the director and volunteers are so nice. Will be back!
  • Quaint spot with big history. Knowledgeable and passionate staff.

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