Virtual Museum

Because there is as of this moment no actual physical museum dedicated to the lives, stories, and experiences of People of Color in what we now know as Germany this virtual space has been born into existance.

The Virtual Museum exists as a platform for the sharing of information on the history and lives of People of Color within Germany. It is an open collective project, that would enjoy sharing any and all pertinent information and submissions, including submissions from you. Please feel free to take part and share with us your thoughts, ideas, concepts, work, information and submissions. And please enjoy the exhibitions to come.

Current Exhibits

Black German Saint

Magdeburg Cathedral - Choir - St Maurice

It is almost certain that Maurice was not the first African soldier to be interned upon German soil, but his name continues to ring throughout history. His life was not long but venerated…

Reflections on Black German History


Each generation of African and Afro Diasporic descendants has left their footprints in Germany. Writers, workers, performers, travelers, refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants, academics, lawyers, doctors, students, artists, and countless more from Africa and the African Diaspora have and continue to live, work, study, and be born on German soil – in East, West, and Reunified Germany. Yet despite over 300 years of documentation stereotypical clichés continue to…

The Black Experiences in Nazi Germany


Between 1939 and 1945 an estimated 200 thousand black troops recruited from France’s African colonies were serving in the European theater of war. The Africans were especially loathed by the SS because of the history of the Rhineland occupation. In many POW camps the Nazis segregated the Black prisoners of war from the rest of the camp’s population. Often, in what was a breach of their rights under the Geneva Convention, Black prisoners were …

Rhineland Children


The end of the First World War and the occupation of the Rhineland by French soldiers, including many Afro French soldiers, resulted in the birth of another generation Afro German children that were …

Influential African American’s in Berlin



As a brilliant writer, speaker, and activist Du Bois was the outstanding African-American intellectual of his time. Born in Massachusetts in 1868, (three short years after the end of the American Civil War, and just a few short months after Congress guaranteed black male suffrage through it would take a hundred more to become a reality) Du Bois would graduated from Fisk University and Harvard University. He became the first African American to receive the degree of doctor of philosophy from Harvard, and would spend influential years studying in Berlin. . .

Audre Lorde & the Modern Afro-German Movement


Lorde once wrote of Afro-German women, “I am excited by these women, by their blossoming sense of identity as they say, “Let us be ourselves now as we define us. We are not a figment of your imagination or an exotic answer to your desires. We are not some button on the pocket of your longings.” I see these women as . . .


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