The African American Museum and Library at Oakland is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation, and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations.
The reference library supports the archives and museum. Materials may only be used in the library.
659 14th Street
Monday: 10:00am to 5:30pm
Tuesday: 10:00am to 5:30pm
Wednesday: 10:00am to 5:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am to 5:30pm
Friday: 12:00pm to 5:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 5:30pm
Tours of AAMLO
Self-guided tours of AAMLO do not require a reservation.
To request a guided tour with AAMLO staff, or for group tours, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 637-0200.
African American Museum & Library at Oakland on Calisphere
African American Museum & Library at Oakland - OAC
AAMLO on the Internet Archive
Black in the Bay Blog Posts
Read these original articles on the Bay Area's rich history of African American life and culture.
Articles on Black History
Oakland History is Black History at Children's Fairyland
Unsung Heroes that Helped Desegregate Public Libraries
Dr. King Visits Oakland
Remembering the Fannie Wall Children’s Home
Upcoming AAMLO Events
Join us for wonderful programs showcasing African American culture and history.
Visions Toward Tomorrow ExhibitionNov 3rd | 12:00am - Dec 31st | 12:00am
A Tour of AAMLOJun 10th | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Author Series: Dorothy LazardJun 10th | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Children's Story Time: The Meaning of JuneteenthJun 17th | 11:00am - 12:00pm
Watch Past AAMLO Events
Enjoy rich AAMLO programming from the comfort of home.