Dr. Carter G Woodson African American Museum in St Petersburg FL is a museum dedicated to African American history and culture. It is situated in the historic Gregory Neighborhood on the north side of St Petersburg, Florida. The Dr. Carter G Woodson African American Museum was built by the city and opened in 1964 as a memorial to honor Robert L Saunders Sr.
The museum has been serving as an important repository for the Black community’s contributions from slavery up to now day.
At first, there were over 3,000 artifacts but now the number has grown exponentially to more than 30,000 objects as well as videotapes, films, and books chronicling black life throughout America’s timeline.
One of their most popular permanent exhibits is that showcasing the contributions of African Americans in the sports industry.
In addition, Dr. Carter G Woodson African American Museum in St Petersburg FL features a children’s room filled with many hands-on and interactive exhibits, including a replica of the tightrope walker from the film “Wizard of Oz.”