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The museum presents the historic voice of this St. Petersburg, Florida community from the perspective of local, regional, and national history, culture, and community. It is another demonstration of the commitment to revitalize the Midtown St. Petersburg area.​

The museum joins Mercy Hospital at the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center, the Royal Theater Boys and Girls Club, and the renovated Manhattan Casino as evidence of the renaissance of this area.


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St. Petersburg Black history museum has a new name and fundraising partner

October 15, 2021

Tampa Bay Times

Concept illustration of proposed new museum.

 The history center formerly known as the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum has a shorter name and a new partner in its effort to build an upgraded facility.

Now known as The Woodson African American Museum of Florida, they announced on Tuesday that the Pinellas Community Foundation will help raise $27 million needed to build and operate a 30,000-square-foot facility.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times

Current Exhibit

St. Petersburg Black Lives Matter Quilt


Currently on Display | Viewed by appointment only.


Carter G Woodson Museum


Free and open to the public.


The Tapestry of a Knitted Community
Curated by NaKena Cromartie

Black Lives Matter Mural


Currently on Display


Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum


Open to the Public


This community’s first BLACK LIVES MATTER mural is the most beautiful one in the nation, and it is the welcoming mat to our most historic African American community Jordan Park, and the beautiful Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. While the museum remains closed, all are invited to visit the new mural.

T-shirts 👕


The “Free-ish” t-shirts and Black Lives Matter Mural t-shirts are now available for a $20.00 donation.

Also available are the Black Lives Matter Mural Prints.

Items are available for pick-up Tuesday – Friday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Reverberations | Black Artists on Racism & Resilience | Exhibition


June 19 - August 29, 2021


The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art


See museum website for details.


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Presented by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, REVERBERATIONS shares artwork from emerging and established Black artists who live and work in Tampa Bay and across the Southeastern United States. Through each artist’s own perspective, this exhibition will challenge viewers with stories of structural racism and oppression, as well as celebrate hope and resilience.

REVERBERATIONS seeks to showcase the highs and lows of the Black experience in America, highlighting themes of family and community as well as marginalization and prejudice. Curator of the exhibition, Desmond Clark, shares about REVERBERATIONS in this way, “Can you hear the song that has been playing for over four centuries? Can you feel how it vibrates our nation? Can you see how it has affected your neighbor, your friends, and your family? These artists live this every day. They weave the stories of past BIPOC people with their own. They inform and shape the art and actions that will come after. The rich history passed down for generations displayed in the images in this exhibition do not just echo; they reverberate.”

Reverberations | Black Artists on Racism and Resilience


The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art
150 Central Ave
St Petersburg FL

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