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Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

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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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Woodson Receives Major Grants

June 7, 2022

Various News Outlets

New Woodson Museum Conceptual Illustration

The Woodson Museum has received some major grants that will greatly help in the ongoing initiatives of the museum.

$1 million | African American Cultural Heritage Grant

$1 million | City of St. Petersburg

St. Pete completes $1 million pledge to Woodson African American Museum

$500K | State of Florida

Top lawmakers passed DeSantis’ priorities.

$250k | Federal Museum & Library Services

Crist Announces $250,000 for the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum


Current Exhibit

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. 

T-shirts & Mural Prints


T-shirts and Black Lives Matter Mural prints are available for purchase.

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

Upcoming Events

Vivia Barron’s exhibit “The Right to Swim.”


May-June 2022 | Tuesday - Friday, 12-5pm | Opens Tuesday, May 17


Woodson African American Museum of Florida




The Woodson African American Museum of Florida is proud to kick off a “hot fun in the summertime” series when welcoming local artist Vivia Barron’s exhibit “The Right to Swim.”

Graphic: Vivia Barron "The Right to Swim" | Seaside painting

Jazzy Juneteenth Jubilee | All White Party & Fundraiser


June 19, 2022 | Doors open at 6pm / Showtime is 7-10pm


The Mahaffey Theater Plaza | On St. Pete's Waterfront


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Concert | Lawn Party | Fundraiser
The Woodson Museum of Florida and its “First Ladies Society” will host the Jazzy Juneteenth Jubilee, a concert and lawn party featuring local, national and international musicians at the scenic waterfront park at the Mahaffey Theater, welcoming 1,000 guests and supporters of The Woodson African American Museum of Florida.

Inaugural Jubilee
The event doubles as the inaugural edition of the Jubilee – designed as a signature event of the First Ladies Society – while continuing the momentum of the Woodson’s multi-million-dollar capital campaign. The Jubilee will feature NAACP image award nominee Nathan Mitchell and Friends – Marcus Anderson and Glenn Jones and performances by local artist saxophonist Jordan Bolds and vocalist Theo Valentin.

All White Party
It’s an ALL WHITE PARTY with a “diner en blanc” flair. This dazzling evening of all white will light up the night as we celebrate African Americans independence in this nation. The lush lawn of The Mahaffy Plaza will be adorned with white tables and linen with attendees draped in the mandatory “all white” summer chic dress code to create an exquisite ambiance for a party with a purpose on the plaza with the beautiful waterfront serving as the perfect backdrop.

Tables and linen will be provided but guests are asked to create their own outdoor dining experience with their personal table décor, food and nonalcoholic beverages.  A cash bar will be  available on-site.

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All Proceeds will benefit the creation of the new Woodson African American Museum of Florida.