Black History Museum of Corinth
The Black History Museum of Corinth is located in a historic home that was donated to the city of Corinth in 1990. The small museum preserves the history of African Americans in Corinth. It features photographs, memorabilia, and artifacts on display. The museum emphasizes the role that religion and education have played in the lives of African Americans in the area. With the goal of preserving and displaying artifacts that depict the African American experience in Corinth, the museum keeps African American heritage alive for future generations.
Backstory and Context
The museum is dedicated to displaying the African American experience in Corinth, promoting historic properties and artifacts that are part of the African American heritage of the area. By telling the story of the African American experience in the area, the museum connects visitors today with the history of both Corinth and its inhabitants. Some of the museum's exhibits include religion, education, and civil rights.
One of the six rooms in the house contains school memorabilia, with artifacts from both Easom High School and Corinth Colored High School. In the room used to house religious artifacts, items from various African American churches are displayed. There is a podium from City Road CME Church and deacon chairs from St. Mark Baptist Church which bear the names of important members.
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