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African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey

African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey

2200 Fairmount Avenue
Atlantic City
, NJ 08041

HOURS: Wednesday - Sunday 11:00AM - 6:00PM
CALL:  (609)350-6662
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The African American Heritage Museum Of Southern New Jersey brings to life the African American experience of the 20th Century as it documents the struggle of one group of Americans to carve their own place in the wider cultural landscape.

With a permanent home in the heart of Southern New Jersey, and a traveling museum with access to over 3,000 historical and cultural artifacts, the museum offers a unique opportunity to open a window to the mindset of successive generations of African Americans and provides an understanding to its cultural evolution.




"Folks used to come to my house and say, This place looks like a museum. And that's where the idea came from. I had this quest for collecting just for me. Then, all of a sudden, something came over me and I thought, How dare you collect all of this just for yourself? You could share all of this."
- Ralph E. Hunter, Sr., Museum Founder



The African American Heritage Museum Of Southern New Jersey brings to life the African American experience of the 20th Century as it documents the struggle of one group of Americans to carve their own place in the wider cultural landscape. With a permanent home in the heart of Southern New Jersey, and a traveling museum with access to over 3,000 historical and cultural artifacts, the museum offers a unique opportunity to open a window to the mindset of successive generations of African Americans and provides an understanding to its cultural evolution.

The Northside: The Way We Were

Photos and memorabilia starting from the time “Boardwalk Empire’s” Enoch “Knukky” Johnson walked the boards in Atlantic City to the years when a thriving, elite class of African Americans held high positions and attracted world-class entertainers. See the original Club Harlem door and sign, and photos of some of the famous people who graced its stage.

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