African American Museum and Library at Oakland, CA
This is the building that is the African American Museum and Library of Oakland. This building was a huge library back in the 1900s and stopped being used until they opened it again for AAMLO.
Here is a picture of the inside of one of their Exhibits on the second floor in the Museum Portion of the Building.
Backstory and Context
with 160 collections and 80 years of African American in the East Bay Collected, The Lasartemay's, Jessie and Dr. Ford's once just stacks of information and history became an entire room and an entire building of collections. There are as many as 400 Videos that can be watched and learned through out the Museum and Library which allows room for education purposes and field trips. There is a huge selected of 12,000 books strictly on the collections of African American History in Northern California and the widespread that spread around the world. From Martin Luther King Jr. to Malcom X and many more, so much information has been maintained and collected to create this amazing place.
As you can tell not all of this place is just a Library of collections but also a huge Museum is presented on the second floor of the building. This museum is unique in the fact that it presents host and original exhibitions that focus on Northern California. A lot of museums focus on many areas of the country but its great to see what has happened to many places that as a Californian you would have never imagined happened where you grew up. Although this building has always been a home to books since it was a popular library in the 1900s, it has kept its purpose as now a historical place in Northern California.