APEX Museum

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The APEX Museum ("African American Panoramic Experience") is a museum of history presented from the black perspective. It is located on Auburn Avenue in the Sweet Auburn historic district of Atlanta, Georgia. [1]

The Apex Museum was founded in 1978 by Mr. Dan Moore.

The mission of the African-American Panoramic Experience (APEX) Museum is to accurately interpret and present history from an African-American perspective in order to help all American and international visitors better understand and appreciate the contributions of African-Americans to America as well as the world.

History

The APEX Museum sits in the historic John Wesley Dobbs building [2] in Atlanta's Sweet Auburn historic district. The building was built in 1910 and originally housed the Atlanta Book Depository before being turned into a tire warehouse during the 1970s. [3] The APEX Museum was founded in 1978 by the filmmaker Dan Moore, Sr. [4] [5] The E. R. Mitchell Construction company was responsible for renovation and restoration of the building, after which the APEX Museum moved in; it has been operating continuously in the same space since its founding. [3]

The APEX Museum now an important part of the African-American historic and cultural center of Sweet Auburn. [6] [7] [8] It is located next to the Auburn Avenue Research Library and near a variety of African-American museums, businesses and historic sites. [9] [10] [11] The APEX Museum is listed as a site on the U. S. Civil Rights Trail. [12] [13]

References

  1. ^ "In King's Footsteps, Others Try to Dream", New York Times, August 7, 2007
  2. ^ "Sweet Auburn Avenue: The Buildings Tell Their Story". www.sweetauburn.us. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  3. ^ a b February 22, Martel Sharpe | on; 2019 (2019-02-22). "Forty years of Black history from the APEX Museum | The Atlanta Voice". The Atlanta Voice | Atlanta GA News. Retrieved 2020-02-07.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list ( link)
  4. ^ "ABOUT US". APEX Museum. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  5. ^ "Dan Moore, Sr.'s Biography". The HistoryMakers. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  6. ^ Okona, Nneka M. "A Guide to Local Favorites in Sweet Auburn". Washington Post. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  7. ^ November 23, Tianna Faulkner | on; 2017 (2017-11-23). "APEX Museum's new director offers fresh perspective, vision for the future | The Atlanta Voice". The Atlanta Voice | Atlanta GA News. Retrieved 2020-02-07.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list ( link)
  8. ^ Kiersten Willis, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Atlanta's For Keeps bookstore owner says Sweet Auburn spot is no mistake". ajc. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  9. ^ rolling. "6 must-visit Black museums in Atlanta". Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  10. ^ Avenue, Mailing Address: 450 Auburn; Atlanta, N. E.; Us, GA 30312 Phone:331-5190 x5046 Contact. "Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)". www.nps.gov. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  11. ^ "Sweet Auburn Historic District--Atlanta: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary". www.nps.gov. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  12. ^ "APEX Museum". US Civil Rights Trail. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  13. ^ "11 Must-See Stops on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail in Georgia". Official Georgia Tourism & Travel Website | Explore Georgia.org. Retrieved 2020-02-07.

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