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Where are African-American museums located?

African-American museums are located across the United States. They include the Studio Museum in Harlem, which began in 1969, initially for artists who needed working space. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, of the New York Public Library, also located in Harlem, is another. It is one of the most widely used research facilities in the world devoted to the preservation of materials on black life. The DuSable Museum in Chicago, established in 1961, grew out of an art center that was established under the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. Other notable museums are located on the campuses of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, such as Hampton University in Virginia, Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Tuskegee University in Alabama.



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