Black Holocaust Museum
The Black Holocaust Museum is an ongoing historical documentation of the experience of slavery in America. The project initially began under the guidance of the National Director of the Shrine Bookstore & Cultural Center Cardinal Barbara Martin who oversee operations in Detroit, Atlanta and Houston. The designer and curator of the exhibit is Cardinal Mbiyu Chui. The exhibit houses historical information, authentic slave documents, pictures, articles and memorabilia that represent the various aspects of this critical period of African American history. Many of these articles were retrieved from old plantations and farms, in various regions of the United States, including South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. Several highlights of these exhibits include, dynamic art works from the world renowned painter and illustrator, Tom Feelings. In addition, powerful effigies created by local artists and three extraordinary slave ship replicaâ€™s created by retired shipbuilder, Floyd Frank Burns. The Black Holocaust Museum chronicles 400 years of history into one moving and unforgettable experience. Although the exhibit is still a work in progress, it promises to become a major tourist attraction for the three Cultural Center locations.