Museum Visit: California African American Museum


If you haven’t noticed by now I love culture but I don’t take myself too seriously. I think that’s why I love the museum so much. It’s like having your favorite books come to life or an opportunity to immerse yourself in the customs of a foreign country, sans plane ticket.


This time I decided to check out the California African American Museum. I didn’t know what to expect. Some cultural heritage museums offer a low budget experience compared to their European counterparts.


My visit to the CAAM was AWESOME. I don’t like the term African American (that’s a topic for another day) but I felt proud AF walking through that museum.

I wanted to go there to get me in the right mind frame before going to the theater to see the movie Harriet. Being that we aren’t physically enslaved it’s easy to lose sight of what things were like back then for both Black and White Americans.


My favorite exhibit was the one on Cross Colors. I remember rocking that brand. It was cool to see how they curated it showcasing the impact the music and the fashion impacted each other.



The thing I loved most about this museum is they didn’t dwell on the abuse my ancestors endured. I learned a lot about contemporary Black American Artists, some that were from California.


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