Atlanta museum marks 40 years of sharing African-American history

It’s a museum with the motto “Where Every Month is Black History Month” — and with an incredible collection of exhibits and artifacts tracing the history and culture of African Americans, it’s a perfect place to explore a story that’s often been left out of the history books.

Atlanta’s APEX Museum (which stands for African American Panoramic Experience) was founded in 1978 by Dan Moore, who wanted to create a place to celebrate and honor the contributions of African Americans to America and global societies.  Specifically, Moore says he wanted to present that history from an African American perspective, something done through a range of exhibits including Sweet Auburn Street of Pride and Africa: The Untold Story. 

APEX Museum is located at 135 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta.  It’s open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students, military, and seniors 55 and older.

Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent the morning at APEX Museum, exploring the facility’s collection of exhibits and learning more about the fascinating stories they tell.

This story was first published July 12, 2018.