Baton Rouge African American Museum was founded in 2001, on South Blvd. in old South Baton Rouge.
The museum is an out-growth of the congregation’s commitment to promote and educate people about Juneteenth and the achievements of African Americans.
This intimate museum features museum workers’ enthusiasm to interpret local Baton Rouge and Louisiana history in the context of African American history.
Central to the exhibits is a collection of antique posters featuring great African American men and women achievers. The posters were used by former Baton Rouge teacher Odell S. Williams to teach her students African American history in secret, because it was against school policy to teach this history.
Mrs. Williams hid the posters under the blotter on her desk and would pull them out to discuss the less-well-known political, scientific, and artistic achievements of African American individuals.