Museum in Black
Breye rode his motorcycle to Los Angeles from Brooklyn NY in the 1950’s. He began Museum in Black in the 80s. In addition to the African artifacts that he has in the front of the space, he has a back room with a collection (not for sale) of various African American artifacts… artifacts from this country’s era of slavery and memorabilia that defines our country’s segregation period. “It’s a sad chapter of our history, but it’s important to remember,” says Breye. “Black people need to know who they are.” He leads regular tours (schools & others) through his Museum and gives talks at schools and community groups regarding African and African American artifacts.
Sadly, Brian Breye was forced to close down Museum in Black in July of 2005 due to rent increases.