One of 103 historically black colleges and universities in the United States Florida A&M University was founded in 1887 and is home to Carnegie Library. To celebrate the extensive collection of African-American documents and artifacts, the library founded the Black Archives Research Center and Museum in 1976.
The collection focuses on sharing information about African-Americans and Africans with the world by displaying and preserving artifacts and documents, and is known as the “Black Archives.”
With over 500,000 records and 5,000 artifacts, the collection is one of only 10 such groupings in the country. Today, they educate over 160,000 people each year.
– Rebecca Hastings, The 100 Companies