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The Black Archives of Mid-America serves to collect and preserve the history of African Americans in the Midwest. Our collections, educational programs, research services and special projects facilitate both scholarly inquiry and public understanding of African American history.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 2:00pm

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, The Black Archives of Mid-America will host a screening of this short yet powerful documentary which tells an important aspect of the story not touched on by the Hollywood feature – the true story of the forgotten heroes of

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 5:30pm

Start the school year off right with an evening out at The Black Archives of Mid-America. Exclusively for educators, this is our first annual teacher appreciation and open house event.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 2:00pm

Whether we identify as black, Latino, Asian, Native American or white, we have all been profoundly impacted by the concept of race in America.