As Executive Director of Texas African American Museum, It is with tremendous excitement and enthusiasm as I extend this warm welcome to you our visitors. We are located in the heart of East Texas, Tyler Texas labeled as "The Rose Capitol of Texas".

We present to the public an opportunity to delve back in time reflecting on our past ancestral history. 
In the museum you will learn about our past historical atrocities and our forward progress.
Our goal is one of preserverance through our struggles.
We know where we were brought from but do we understand where we are going.
Feel free to Come by and visit with us.

Executive Director
Gloria Mays Washington



The Texas African American Museum is a new Museum located in Tyler, Texas. The City of Tyler recently donated the former fire station located at 309 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Funds are being raised for renovations.

Texas African American Museum Gala

Texas African American Museum Gala

You are invited to attend the Texas African American Museum Inaugural Black History month Gala with special guest Khalilah Camacho-Ali. This will be a night to be remembered. For ticket and sponsorship information please visit

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Texas African American Museum Welcomes Yolanda Prince

The Texas African American Museum is please to announce Yolanda Prince as our Chief Development Officer. Yolanda will be responsible for cultivating revenue streams and avenues for fundraising. Yolanda is a Tyler native who is the second of three children, one being a twin and the other an older brother. She is the daughter and stepdaughter of Lillian and Charles Jackson respectively.Yolanda received her Bachelor’s in both public administration and public relations from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.Yolanda is also very active in her community and has volunteered witheverything from the Texas College Marching Band to Girl Scouts to Special Olympics. She served as a board member of League of Women Voters- Tyler/Smith County, NAACP Chapter 6232, and the YMCA of Smith County, a youth advisor for the NAACP Youth Council-Tyler, the volunteer coordinator for the Smith County Democratic Party, and president of the Democratic Club of Smith County. Yolanda also is a very proud and dedicated member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., New Life Community Church, and a lifetime member of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority.Yolanda has several businesses that include Just a Little Somethin’, a party and event planning business. She hosts an annual mother-daughter tea which is in its eleventh year. It is a fancy hat and heels event to encourage mother-daughter relationships of all kinds and provides a scholarship to single mothers in honor of her mother.Gloria Washington Executive Director of TAAM is very excited about Yolonda coming on board with her skills and knowledge that will propel TAAM to greater growth.

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  • 309 West Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Tyler, TX, USA
  • Mailing Address P.O. Box 131301 Tyler, Texas 75713