Join ABHM each week during Black History Month for a series of FREE virtual conversations and programs to celebrate Black History as an integral part of American history. See program schedule and how to register.Read More
By Nancy Ketchman, Development Consultant, Dr. James Cameron Legacy Foundation A personal challenge grant issued last winter by philanthropist and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele helped to raise more than $477,000 for America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) at 401 W. North Avenue in Milwaukee’s Bronzeville African American Cultural and Entertainment District. At the campaign launch,…Read More
Dr. James Cameron, who survived a lynching as a teenager in 1930, founded America’s Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1988. He dedicated his entire life to helping America realize its promise of liberty and justice for all. An early civil rights activist, he fought racial segregation in 1940s Indiana.
After moving to Milwaukee, Cameron published a memoir about his lynching and coming of age during the Jim Crow era. He traveled the country educating audiences at high schools, colleges, and other venues about the Black Holocaust as an integral part of US history, seen through the lens of these personal experiences.Read More
At 16 years of age James Cameron said he escaped being lynched by divine intervention. He dedicated his life to civil rights for black people and went on to found the America’s Black Holocaust Museum.Read More
The book talk for A Time of Terror will include readings from the book, an explanation of how it came to be, and a discussion of its relevance for today’s readers.Read More
Where to hear a talk about and get copies of the greatly expanded and awardwinning 3rd edition of A Time of Terror: A Survivor’s Story by lynching survivor James Cameron.Read More
Listing and descriptions of book talks and traveling exhibit locations in June 2016.Read More