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Safe House Black History Museum

  • Overview

    Info

    Greensboro, AL
    2010
    5th Year Project
    Community

  • Awards & Media

    Awards
    Building of the Year, Third Place
    American-Architects.com | Safe House Museum

    Media
    Safe House Museum
    World-Architects.com | web | January, 2013

  • Project Team

    Chris Currie, Cassandra Kellogg, Candace Rimes

The Safe House Black Historic Museum in Greensboro, AL is a site of great significance to black history in the area and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. The museum documents the struggle for equality at the local level along with other highlights of the Civil Rights Movement in Hale County. The museum is housed in a small shotgun house in the Depot neighborhood, a home where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once sought refuge from the Ku Klux Klan. The museum was founded by Mrs. Theresa Burroughs in 1992.

The museum documents the struggle for equality

The project centers on the connection of the two existing shotgun houses, one of which held the original museum. The exterior of the existing buildings were restored to their original condition, while the additions provide a new reception for the museum, connection between the existing buildings, and a new gallery space to feature African American art.

A home where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once sought refuge from the Ku Klux Klan
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