Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco
The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) is a new museum in San Francisco, California, USA, dedicated to the diasporan histories of people of African origin and their influence and adaptation throughout the world.
Focusing on experience in North America, the Caribbean, and South America, the museum's exhibits trace the history and legacy of the slave trade, fights for freedom in the African continent and the New World, music of African influence or origin, and contemporary multicultural and multi-ethnic societies. It is inside St. Regis's new 42-storey St. Regis Museum Tower next to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The museum opened in 2005, along with the condo and hotel tower.
The original African diaspora
MoAD introduces visitors to the original African diaspora—the original movement of Homo Sapiens from the first human remain findings in Ethiopia—to gradually across the globe. The museum suggestively asks it visitors "when did you first realise you were African?" From a pan-ethnic perspective, the museum's main emphasis is that all humans, regardless of race, are equal and should be treated equally. We are by all means, all from the original human family.