The first month of 2023 is wrapping up — and here at the International African American Museum, that means it’s time to gear up for Black History Month. We’re ready to come together in community with all of you to lift up stories that are too often untold, to facilitate essential conversations, and to share resources to learn more about our individual and collective histories.
That’s why, each Saturday in February, we’re teaming up with the Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor for a series of Zoom webinars.
- On February 4th @ 1pm EST, we’ll be hosting the African American Genealogy Challenges, where we dive into information about researching your ancestry.
- On February 11th @ 1pm EST, we’ll be hosting a seminar called “Getting Started with Lowcountry Genealogy” with Taneya Koonce, Genealogist, Executive Member of Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society; Vicki McGill, Genealogist, Instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI); Toni Carrier, Director of CFH, Lowcountry Africana; and Tendaji Bailey, Program Coordinator, Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor.
- On February 18th @ 1pm EST, we’ll be hosting a panel discussion with IAAM’s very own genealogist Darius Brown and special guests as they discuss the military history of the United States Colored Troops.
- On February 25th @ 1pm EST, we’ll close out our Black History Month Webinar Saturday Series with a panel discussion led by the “accidental historian” Margaret Seidler about the Charleston Slave Trade.
At IAAM our mission is to honor the untold stories of the African American journey. We can’t wait to put that mission into action with this virtual programming as we gear up for our official opening to the public.