African American Museum of Southern Illinois

Located in the University Mall, the African American Museum of Southern Illinois features exhibits that showcase the contributions and difficult pasts of African Americans in history. Councilwoman Corene McDaniel and her husband Milton McDaniel founded the museum in 1997 as a way to preserve and portray the achievements of African Americans in southern Illinois and beyond. Groups will learn about important African American figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., the Tuskegee Airmen, and President Barack Obama through art, slave artifacts, and many other museum objects. Exhibits focus on topics such as slavery, Civil Rights, and the segregation era. 
 
Contact Info 
University Mall, 1237 E. Main St., Carbondale, IL 62901. Jackson County. Tel: 618-457-2217. Website: www.enjoyillinois.com/en-us/thingstodo/details/6042160. Hrs: Mon-Thurs. 12PM-6PM, Fri.-Sat. 10AM-9PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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