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Tubman African American Museum, Macon Georgia

Nestled in the heart of Georgia in historic downtown Macon is the largest museum in the Southeast devoted to African American art, history, and culture. Founded 30 years ago, the Tubman African American Museum (named in honor of Harriet Tubman) features rich collections of local and regional history, West African, contemporary African American, and folk and visionary art, and both permanent and changing exhibits, including “Harriet Tubman: The Moses of her People,” “Unbound Spirit: Folk Art from the Tubman Museum Collection,” “From the Minds of African Americans: Black Inventors,” “Georgia Artists,” and “From Africa to America”—the Museum’s signature mural that traces the history of African Americans in the United States from slavery to the election of the nation’s first black president.

The Tubman also offers a wide range of educational and family programs, special events (including All That Jazz and the Pan African Festival of Georgia) and a new Outreach Program that sends traveling exhibits and Outreach Teachers to schools, churches and community centers all over middle Georgia and provides free summer Heritage Camps and Math and Reading workshops for at-risk youth. To tour the Museum or to learn more about the Tubman’s programs, exhibits, events, and the new 49,000 sq. ft. facility under construction in downtown Macon, call (478) 743-8544 or visit online at tubmanmuseum.com and discover one of Georgia’s most impressive hidden treasures.

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