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Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture

The Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture is a museum located in Natchez, Mississippi. The museum chronicles the history and culture of African Americans in the southern United States. The museum was first opened in 1991 by the Natchez Association for the Preservation of African American Culture, also known as NAPAC, an organization dedicated to exploring the societal contributions made by people of African origin and descent.

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The Stories

The story of an enslaved African Prince, the fight for freedom during the Civil War and the talents of singers and writers are just a few of the exhibits at the Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture.

“Visitors will be exposed to numerous examples of triumph over adversity,” museum director Darrell White said.

The museum is housed in the city’s historic former United States Post Office that was built circa 1904. Its displays occupy 10,000 square feet of space that showcase events beginning with the incorporation of the City of Natchez in 1716 and leading to present day...

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Credit to: Nancy Jo Maples, Today in Mississippi

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Fabulous museum! So glad we visited. Director Darrell White and volunteers there were very knowledgeable and engaging. The various displays proved that history does NOT have to be boring. They covered important topics and events that should have been covered in US history classes I took but weren't. The experience left me motivated to learn more.

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Darrell White, Museum Director, with his granddaughter

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Darrell White is Director of the Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture.

"What you're usually told is that there was slavery and then there was Martin Luther King, with a tremendous gap of years in between where information is not readily available. We here at the museum try to pinpoint and expose many of those untold stories." - Darrell White

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