Museum helps to share African-American story


PHOTO BY ROD KING

The Rod Woodson/Johnny Bright room on the second floor of the African/African American Historical Society Museum is dedicated to local sports stars and includes photos, memorabilia, equipment and uniforms.

Fort Wayne’s African/African American Historical Society Museum, located at 436 E. Douglas St., is home to northeast Indiana’s largest collection of original African art.

Seventy percent of the more than 130 pieces of art were donated to the museum by Tony Ogunsusi, a Nigerian chief who came to Fort Wayne in the late 1970s. It includes a wide variety of original polished wooden statues, drums, masks, spears, shields and a number of unique musical instruments.

In addition, one of the upstairs exhibit rooms is dedicated to…

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