America's Black Holocaust Museum reopens on web

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- America's Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee has reopened on a newly launched website.

Museum board member Fran Kaplan says board members continued to brainstorm ways to revive the institution after the doors closed in 2008 due to funding problems.

Seven volunteers and a $10,000 grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council are helping continue the museum's mission of providing access to key parts of black history, from pre-captivity in Africa to slavery in the U.S. through segregation and legal rights.

The new website includes photographs, videos, educational games and comment sections.

The museum was founded in the 1980s by the only known survivor of a lynching, James Cameron, who was nearly hanged by white men as a teenager in Indiana in 1930.

To explore America's Black Holocaust Museum, click here.