Southampton African American Museum To Open Its Doors Juneteenth Weekend - 27 East

Southampton African American Museum To Open Its Doors Juneteenth Weekend

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Brenda Simmons, founder of the Southampton African American Museum

Brenda Simmons, founder of the Southampton African American Museum

Brenda Simmons, founder of the Southampton African American Museum

Brenda Simmons, founder of the Southampton African American Museum TOM EDMONDS

Museum founder Brenda Simmons, in front of the building on Monday.  DANA SHAW

Museum founder Brenda Simmons, in front of the building on Monday. DANA SHAW

Museum founder Brenda Simmons, in front of the building on Monday.  DANA SHAW

Museum founder Brenda Simmons, in front of the building on Monday. DANA SHAW

Museum founder Brenda Simmons, in front of the building on Monday.  DANA SHAW

Museum founder Brenda Simmons, in front of the building on Monday. DANA SHAW

Displays pay tribute to the museum's original use, Randy's Barber Shop.    DANA SHAW

Displays pay tribute to the museum's original use, Randy's Barber Shop. DANA SHAW

Displays pay tribute to the museum's life as Randy's Barber Shop.  DANA SHAW

Displays pay tribute to the museum's life as Randy's Barber Shop. DANA SHAW

Displays pay tribute to the museum's life as Randy's Barber Shop.  DANA SHAW

Displays pay tribute to the museum's life as Randy's Barber Shop. DANA SHAW

Randy Conquest on a bench dedicated to him and Emanuel Seymore, on the grounds of the Southampton African American Museum.  COURTESY BRENDA SIMMONS

Randy Conquest on a bench dedicated to him and Emanuel Seymore, on the grounds of the Southampton African American Museum. COURTESY BRENDA SIMMONS

SAAM Founder and Director Brenda Simmons in the gallery space at the museum. DANA SHAW

SAAM Founder and Director Brenda Simmons in the gallery space at the museum. DANA SHAW

The reception desk at SAAM.  DANA SHAW

The reception desk at SAAM. DANA SHAW

Mr. Emanuel Seymore's granddaughters, Gail Seymore and Hope Dorsey donated some of his things to the museum.  COURTESY BRENDA SIMMONS

Mr. Emanuel Seymore's granddaughters, Gail Seymore and Hope Dorsey donated some of his things to the museum. COURTESY BRENDA SIMMONS

authorMichelle Trauring on May 26, 2021
When Brenda Simmons walks through the right hand door of the historic building that sits at 245 North Sea Road in Southampton, she is transported to a different time. She... more

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