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The Co-Founders of The Black Entertainment Museum Foundation (BEMF), Cynthia Avon Lee and Natalie Speech are proud to announce that Coming Soon will be the Website followed by the Physical Building Location that will be the home to the definitive story of all things in Black Entertainment!

Our purpose is to provide a place online and in Hollywood, California, where people can come to witness and learn about the important contributions of Black people in film and television both creatively behind the scenes and in front of the camera, on stage and artistically behind the curtain, and musically, in performance, or writing and producing. The entire span of the entertainment industry will be showcased throughout the years.

This will be done through interactive and innovative technologies that will give the visitor true insight into the lives of black entertainers and at the same time embrace the spectacle that is Hollywood through elaborate exhibits. Some Entertainers received fame and fortune some industry pioneers struggled to overcome racism and the limitation put on them as they “worked” in their respective crafts that never really let them realize their greatness at the time.

We believe that it is crucial to preserve the incredible stories and the profound history of those that have paved the way for the stars of today.  We will rejoice in the accomplishments and fortitude of those in the past and applaud the success of today’s black celebrities in all their glamour and truths. 

BEMF will share these accomplishments through an archive of original works, costumes, props, pictures, photos, videos, and copies of performances, movies, and television appearances.  BEMF will be a safe place to house the precious materials and treasures of the Black entertainment community.

This museum will be like no other in existence as we will specialize primarily on all facets of the entertainment business in an interactive technology driven style. We hope our work will encourage the Entertainment Industry to increase the presence of diversity and help build this museum with us as we build this tribute to our Black treasures, we welcome any information on the location of artifacts that may be of interest and donations of artifacts by contacting: Natalie Speech click here.

If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to this historical museum, please don’t hesitate to click here. We accept any amount, debit, credit card, Venmo, PayPal, and cash app. Watch This Space!

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