Kinad Inc. a 501-(c) (3) organization that relies on the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations for financial contributions and sponsorships to sustain the organization. Your donation is tax deductible. Your support will help us continue to travel throughout our communities year round to share and preserve the history of African Americans.

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Below are a few of the great pioneers that are included in the exhibit. The African American people have provided great contributions to this country, affecting both social and economic conditions for all.  


Dr. Daniel H. Williams (1856-1931)

Daniel Hale Williams performed the first successful open heart surgery by removing a knife from the heart of a stabbing victim. Dr. Williams went on to found "Provident Hospital and Medical Center" in Chicago.

Lewis H. Latimer

Inventor of the Carbon Filaments used in electric lamps and was responsible for preparing the mechanical drawings for Alexander Graham Bell’s patent application for his telephone design.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Was a Civil Rights Activist for All mankind, in 1957 King joined with the Reverend Ralph David Abernathy and Bayard Rustin to form the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Martin Luther King Jr. infamous speech “I have a dream” will always be remembered.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)


The first African American to hold the office of U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Brown was born in Washington, D.C. in 1941. He grew up in New York, and with the help of a scholarship attended Middlebury College in Vermont. He received his law degree from St. John's University, attending at night while working by day as a welfare caseworker for the City of New York.


Ron Brown


The Kinad African Museum exhibit experience is a great way to enhance and or expand your history programs, or to celebrate the great achievements of a great people.