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Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture
301 Main Street, Natchez, MS
601-445-0728
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Ranked #13 of 31 Attractions in Natchez
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: Museum that chronicles the rich history and culture of African Americans in the southern United States.
New Orleans area
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“Day visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Not very big but very inforative and well worth seeing, be sure and read all the articles

Visited November 2011
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English first
NW Arkansas
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“Probably the Best Depiction of Slavery's Reality in the U.S.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2010

As a U.S. History teacher, my reaction to this museum was one of new appreciation for the contribution of the enslaved person to the U.S. economy. Anyone interested in the unique, peculiar, and fascinating past of the institution of slavery in America should visit this museum. One of the exhibits is a bit mature (i.e., showcases the primitive, African artifacts belonging to the Afro-American heritage) and may not be suitable for young tourists due to the graphic depiction of baboon skulls, nude human idols, etc. However, it has some very fine photos of rare scenes from slavery times. I wish the museum had more devoted to the prevalence of Christianity in the slave's life. There was no display lending any attention to the massive influence of the church on the black American heritage. The vast majority of the decendants of these enslaved peoples still to this day hold dearly to their Christian heritage passed onto them by their former owners. Religion has evolved in this region from one belonging to the owner to one now enbraced by the descendants of the enslaved peoples....such a wealth of research study for the sociologist!

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