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We cultivate stories and experiences from the present to the past, highlight the tangible and intangible heritage and continuing impact of Afro-Diasporan people throughout the African diaspora and the world. 

In 2018, I watched the movie Black Panther and dreamed of building “Wakanda in America.” 


From that dream, the Modern African Diaspora Experience Museum was born.

Joyce Barnes

Founder/ Visionary

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