The Southampton African American Museum (SAAM) began in 2005 under the name The East End African American Museum and Center for Excellence. From 2005 to present it has functioned as a virtual museum hosting events, notably the Annual Southampton African American Film Festival.
SAAM is located at 245 North Sea Road in Southampton, NY. Affectionally called “The Barbershop," it was a local gathering place for area African Americans from the 1940s until its closing. In 2010, the Village Historic Preservation Board designated it as the first African American historic landmark in the Village of Southampton, New York.
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