Great Plains Black History Museum
Backstory and Context
The museum has been in existence for 30 years. During these years it has been dedicated to teaching people about the African American culture in the area. While the museum is open to everyone, the museum does have a certain audience in mind for the museum. This audience consists of the main African American community, people living in the area, kids in school, and visitors. The museum is a place to teach people of the specific history it holds and therefore has a certain lesson plan in mind.
The museum is a community and learning place to praise identity and accomplishments made by African Americans. These accomplishments concern the creation of and the finalizing of the Great Plains area. It provides an explanation for the history of the African Americans in the area and their heritage by having knowledge on the history of African Americans in not only the rest of the country but around the world.1 The museum has many partnerships and committees. The museum is found in the Crossroads Mall facing Barnes & Noble Booksellers.2