The Black History Museum- Silicon Valley

The collaborative vision is to establish a Black History Museum - Silicon Valley, located in San Jose, by the year 2020. The purpose of this groundbreaking collaborative is to create an educational institution that will celebrate the genius and contributions of Black Americans to the success of Silicon Valley.

The Museum, a one-of-a kind educational institution for use by our culturally-diverse community, will welcome all ethnicities and will house six permanent displays, providing an illustrative and captivating journey through history, from the original inventions and communal designs in Africa through the ultimate, triumphant survival and innovative imprints of Black Americans in the United States and The Americas.

The Black History Museum - Silicon Valley

The Virtual Museum Site will consist of:

Six (6) Exhibits Time in Black history:

  1. "Mother Africa": The evolution of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math history and demographics of Africa B.C., all the way up to and including the slave trade, the economics of human trafficking and the destination of the slaves;
  2. "The Transition": The journey of no return;
  3. "Establishment of Slavery in America": An illustration of Slavery up through the reconstruction period in America and the STEM contributions of Black Americans despite their plight, including the Civil War;
  4. "Freedom Not Realized": Teaching people the STEM contributions of Black Americans during this period in history and the transition from reconstruction up to the Civil Rights Era;
  5. "The Civil Rights Era to the 21st Century": Teaching the public about the STEM contributions of Black Americans that started Silicon Valley, up to the inauguration of a Black President; and
  6. "The Black Legends Hall of Fame - Silicon Valley": A permanent recognition of Silicon Valley Black Legends, living or deceased who made significant contributions in science, technology, engineering, math and more that improved the quality of life of people in Silicon Valley and throughout the world.

The Physical Facility will consist of:

Six (6) Exhibit Halls/Portals of Time in Black history:
  1. "Mother Africa": The evolution of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math history and demographics of Africa B.C., all the way up to and including the slave trade, the economics of human trafficking and the destination of the slaves;
  2. "The Transition": The journey of no return;
  3. "Establishment of Slavery in America": An illustration of Slavery up through the reconstruction period in America and the STEM contributions of Black Americans despite their plight, including the Civil War;
  4. "Freedom Not Realized": Teaching people the STEM contributions of Black Americans during this period in history and the transition from reconstruction up to the Civil Rights Era;
  5. "The Civil Rights Era to the 21st Century": Teaching the public about the STEM contributions of Black Americans that started Silicon Valley, up to the inauguration of a Black President; and
  6. "The Black Legends Hall of Fame - Silicon Valley": A permanent recognition of Silicon Valley Black Legends, living or deceased who made significant contributions in science, technology, engineering, math and more that improved the quality of life of people in Silicon Valley and throughout the world.
  • A 300-Seat Theater for seminars or events;
  • Conference Rooms for inter-active workshops;
  • An Administration & Operations Office; and
  • Retail space to sell and purchase souvenirs
Note: The Museum will support the following 16 cities located in Silicon Valley:
  • Campbell
  • Cupertino
  • East Palo Alto
  • Gilroy
  • Los Altos
  • Los Altos Hills
  • Los Gatos
  • Milpitas
  • Monte Sereno
  • Morgan Hill
  • Mountain View
  • Palo Alto
  • San Jose
  • Santa Clara
  • Saratoga
  • Sunnyvale