African American museum provides modern support through historical lens – Story


– Museums are a large part of the appeal of St. Petersburg, Florida, but a lesser-known museum should go on your list of must-see attractions due to its historical significance. 

At the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, literature tells the story of the struggle for freedom.

The museum’s executive director, Terri Lipsey Scott says, “We have some of the most robust programming in the southeast region that relates to African American art, history, and culture.”

The museum was founded in 2006 in the former home of the area’s first black housing community, Jordan Park. 

“Just being in this space that was created for African Americans exclusively during a time of segregation has its own story,” Scott said.

The museum is not exclusively about historical…

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