February marks Black History month and the California African American Museum (CAAM) has multiple exhibitions set up that will be on display for months. One of the notable exhibitions is Coloring America: Selections from the California African American Museum's Permanent History Collection. As stated on their website, CAAM is "answering Dr. Woodson's call for a properly contextualized Black History..." which is often incomplete or separated from American History.
The works featured are from their permanent collection and is broken down into four sections: West Africa and the African Diaspora, Local History, Sports, and Entertainment. The exhibition shows off the influence African Americans had within shaping history. Certain works include newspaper articles, photographs, music, artifacts, and masks.
"Coloring America" will be on display until March 24, 2013 so do not hesitate to make a visit. More information can be found here about their other exhibitions. The California African American Museum is located in Exposition Park on State Dr. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm, and Sunday from 11:00am-5:00pm. Parking is $10 but admission is free.