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Social Justice

Share the Plate March – America’s Black Holocaust Museum

Chosen by our teens in the Religious Education program, America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) is our March Share the Plate partner.

ABHM is dedicated to the history of the Black Holocaust in America. The museum was founded in 1988 by James Cameron, who became well known after surviving a lynching.

After closing following Cameron’s death in 2012, the foundation re-opened ABHM as a 3,200+ page virtual museum at www.abhmuseum.org. The new physical location is 401 W. North Avenue in Milwaukee’s historic Bronzeville neighborhood. The grand opening has been delayed due to the COVID- 19 pandemic.

ABHM’s facility is the only memorial and museum that interprets the African American experience in the United States as an ongoing holocaust (series of mass atrocities) from the time of captivity in Africa to the present day. The museum examines the tragic legacies of slavery and promotes racial repair, reconciliation, and healing through developing awareness and empathy.

Donations will help the organization continue to maintain its virtual museum and facilitate the opening of the physical museum.

Contribute securely online at this link or mail or bring your check to First Church made payable to “Dr. James Cameron Legacy Foundation.” We’ll forward your contribution to ABHM.

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