The African-American Museum is housed downtown in what was Oakland's original main Library from 1902-1951. It is a beautiful Beaux-Arts building with a frieze inscribed with the names of the most celebrated writers of Western Civilization. The museum is dedicated to preserving the history and experiences of African-Americans in the Bay Area and Northern California. It contains an extensive archival collection of such artifacts as diaries, correspondence, photos, and periodicals and is well worth a visit. For more "A" photos from around the world, visit ABC Wednesday.