The APEX Museum ("African American Panoramic Experience") is a museum of history presented from the black perspective. It is located on Auburn Avenue in the Sweet Auburn historic district of Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

The Apex Museum was founded in 1978 by Mr. Dan Moore.

The mission of the African-American Panoramic Experience (APEX) Museum is to accurately interpret and present history from an African-American perspective in order to help all American and international visitors better understand and appreciate the contributions of African-Americans to America as well as the world.


The APEX Museum sits in the historic John Wesley Dobbs building[2] in Atlanta's Sweet Auburn historic district. The building was built in 1910 and originally housed the Atlanta Book Depository before being turned into a tire warehouse during the 1970s.[3] The APEX Museum was founded in 1978 by the filmmaker Dan Moore Sr.[4][5] The E. R. Mitchell Construction company was responsible for renovation and restoration of the building, after which the APEX Museum moved in; it has been operating continuously in the same space since its founding.[3]

The APEX Museum now an important part of the African-American historic and cultural center of Sweet Auburn.[6][7][8] It is located next to the Auburn Avenue Research Library and near a variety of African-American museums, businesses and historic sites.[9][10][11] The APEX Museum is listed as a site on the U. S. Civil Rights Trail.[12][13]


  1. ^ "In King's Footsteps, Others Try to Dream", New York Times, August 7, 2007
  2. ^ "Sweet Auburn Avenue: The Buildings Tell Their Story". Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Sharpe, Martel (February 22, 2019). "Forty years of Black history from the APEX Museume". The Atlanta Voice. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  4. ^ "About Us". APEX Museum. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  5. ^ "Dan Moore, Sr.'s Biography". The HistoryMakers. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  6. ^ Okona, Nneka M. "A Guide to Local Favorites in Sweet Auburn". Washington Post. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  7. ^ Faulkner, Tianna (November 23, 2017). "APEX Museum's new director offers fresh perspective, vision for the future". The Atlanta Voice. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  8. ^ Willis, Kiersten. "Atlanta's For Keeps bookstore owner says Sweet Auburn spot is no mistake". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  9. ^ "6 must-visit Black museums in Atlanta". Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  10. ^ "Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)". Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  11. ^ "Sweet Auburn Historic District--Atlanta: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary". Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  12. ^ "APEX Museum". US Civil Rights Trail. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  13. ^ "11 Must-See Stops on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail in Georgia". Official Georgia Tourism & Travel Website | Explore Retrieved February 7, 2020.

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