Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.
This new museum, America's Black Holocaust Museum, is actually a new museum in every town. That's because it's a virtual museum and can be toured at www.abhmuseum.org.
This is a great interactive website that is the reconstituted bricks-and-mortar museum, which closed four years ago due to insufficient funding, and is constantly adding to its exhibits and activities.
Here are some features on the site:
- Galleries of the African people before slavery, the Middle Passage, 300 years of slavery, 100 years of Jim Crow, and achieving visibility.
- Dialogue with scholar-curators via exhibit comment sections.
- Learn about Americans who were lynched.
- Watch video or read about museum founder and lynching survivor Dr. James Cameron,
- Gain greater appreciation of Dr. Cameron's goal to improve cultural and racial understanding among all people.
The museum board, chaired by teacher and head griot Reggie Jackson, hopes to eventually reopen a physical museum in Milwaukee. In the meantime, enjoy a visit to www.abmuseum.org.