Black American West Museum & Heritage Center
Black American West Museum & Heritage Center is a nonprofit organization focused on arts, culture, or humanities. It is based in Denver, CO. It received its nonprofit status in 1975.
The Museum began with Paul Stewart, who as a child playing cowboys and Indians, always played an Indian because he was told, "There is no such thing as a Black Cowboy."
The mission of the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center is to promote an understanding of the role that African Americans played in the settlement and growth of the western United States through its collections, programs and exhibits.