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Wisconsin Black Historical Society [edit]
2620 W. Center St.
Milwaukee, WI 53206
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The mission of this museum is to document and preserve the historical heritage of African-Americans, from ancient Egypt to modern Milwaukee. There are permanent and changing exhibitions as well as resource materials housed in archives and a research library.


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