In 1978, Dan Moore, noted filmmaker and visionary, attended a banquet honoring Dr. Benjamin E. Mays. As Moore witnessed the long overdue commemoration of Dr. May’s accomplishments, he was inspired to create an African American museum that would celebrate the achievements of unsung heroes such as Dr. Mays. Shortly thereafter, Moore began working on the formation of what would become Atlanta’s only museum to celebrate the rich and often untold history of African Americans, The APEX Museum.
APEX is an acronym for African American Panoramic Experience. This title is fitting in that it embodies the mission of the APEX – to interpret and present history from an African American perspective in order to help all Americans and international visitors better understand and appreciate the contributions of African Americans to America.
It is essential that young people see positive role models from all walks of life. The APEX Museum has highlighted the achievements of African Americans in all disciplines including education, the arts, politics, business, the Civil Rights movement, economics and science. For many years, the APEX Museum has successfully provided a place for all to learn the history of a people who have helped shape the country in which we live. For more than twenty years, the APEX has celebrated the unlimited potential of human possibility.
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