Updated: Aug 28, 2020
The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey re-opened last weekend in its Noyes Arts Garage location with two very relevant exhibits.
"Black Lives Matter" addresses a topic very much in the news and on the mind of Americans today. The "Stereotypes" exhibit explores how commercial images of black people such as Aunt Jemima and Little Black Sambo have created and re-enforced negative images of an entire race of people. This exhibit harkens back to the first exhibit at the museum when it opened in 2002.
Inspired by Ralph E. Hunter, Sr., the museum first opened its doors in Newtonville/Buena Vista in 2002, and has since expanded to a satellite location in the Noyes Arts Garage in Atlantic City. Permanent collections include African American portraits and a history of the heyday of African American visitation to the seaside resort.
The Museum is open 3-7pm, Wednesday through Sunday.
Information about the "Black Lives Matter" and "Stereotypes" exhibits is not yet available on the museum's website, www.aahmsnj.org, so go experience it in person.
The Noyes Arts Garage location of the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey is at 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. 609-350-6662, aahmsnj.org