The United Crowns Mobile Black History Museum
The United Crowns Mobile Black History Museum is a collection of over 1,000 original artifacts of African American History dating from the transAtlantic slave trade era to modern day. This Black history traveling exhibit has visited 3 states sharing our rich history, culture & achievements as a people and culture. We have reached hundreds of visitors in diverse spaces including K-12 schools, corporations, nonprofit organizations, summer camps and cultural events.
Our Mobile Black History Museum helps us to teach and showcase Black culture to various communities and people. The media tends to spotlight the negatives of the Black community, such as poverty, drugs, incarceration, lack of education, etc. These portrayals paint a biased and unfair stereotype in our minds. Our Mobile Black History Museum enables us to pause and focus on a more positive narrative of the Black culture. We focus on successful Black business leaders, poets, musicians, scientists, philanthropists, artists, etc. to mitigate the damage caused by the unfair depiction of Black Americans in the media.
The mobile museum allows its visitors to learn about, celebrate, and honor Black leaders. Many of these leaders endured sacrifice and suffering and must be honored. While those who contributed in the name of science, innovation, and economy were silently ignored, our goal is to honor these leaders and put their achievements into the proper context.
Most of all, our mobile museum teaches or reminds our children of the history lessons they might not learn as part of the everyday school curriculum. The traveling exhibit affords us the chance to challenge what has been learned in history, dig deeper, and find out the actual events of the past that were not taught.
When President Gerald Ford expanded Negro History Week into a full month in 1976, he said the country needed to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Nearly half a century later, this statement still holds true.
Dr. Tracy P. Washington (Museum Curator) is available to host lectures on the African American experience in the United States from 1619 to the present (2023). Each of Dr. Washington’s lectures are tailored to meet the needs of your specific organization and demographics.
To schedule our United Crowns Mobile Black History Museum or Black History lecture please contact us at:
Phone: (703) 232-3157