A Tearful Jim Clyburn Helps Break Ground On The IAAM

BY TANYA A. CHRISTIAN · OCTOBER 28, 2019 There’s an International African-American Museum (IAAM) coming to Charleston, South Carolina and on Friday, ESSENCE attended the groundbreaking held in its honor. A number of elected officials and dignitaries were on hand to celebrate the momentous occasion including House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, who fought through tears to explain why the impending structure […]

Press Release: IAAM Groundbreaking

PRESS CONTACT: Elijah Heyward III, PhD press@iaamuseum.org 843 872.5352 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2019 International African American Museum Announces Groundbreaking Illuminating the African American Journey CHARLESTON, S.C. – The International African American Museum (IAAM) announced its public Groundbreaking Ceremony will be held Friday, October 25 at 10:00. The theme for the occasion is “Illuminating […]

City of North Charleston Plans to Give $1M to IAAM

By Emily Williams, Post and Courier The city of North Charleston plans to give $1 million to the International African American Museum, making it the first city other than Charleston to make a major contribution to the soon-to-be-built facility. The donation will be given over four years in annual sums of $250,000, funded by the […]

BP Donates $1 Million to Support IAAM Creation, Programming, Education

IAAM and BP Leadership

CHARLESTON, S.C. (July 16, 2019) – BP announced a major financial commitment of $1 million to the International African American Museum (IAAM). The donation supports the museum construction along with programs and education. BP has a significant presence in South Carolina. The BP Cooper River Plant built in 1978 is located in Berkeley County on […]

Dominion Energy Pledges $2.5 Million & Funds 1,000 Charter Memberships

Dominion Energy announces its support of the IAAM.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 26, 2019) – Dominion Energy has pledged $2.5 million to support the International African American Museum’s (IAAM) design and construction. As one of the largest single donations to a nonprofit cause in the company’s history, it reflects Dominion Energy’s commitment to the people of South Carolina. In addition to the $2.5 million […]

Mercedes-Benz Vans Supports Creation of IAAM’s Studio Time Workshop

Studio Time Workshop

Mercedes-Benz Vans Supports IAAM’s Studio Time Workshop CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 31, 2019) – Mercedes-Benz Vans (MBV), the Sprinter van manufacturer in the North Charleston area, will partner with the International African American Museum (IAAM) to support the creation of its Studio Time Workshop. The museum’s Workshop will provide dynamic, interactive educational opportunities for learners of […]

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Speaks With Charleston Community

Joy Bivins and Dr. Gates

CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 10, 2019) – Yesterday evening, more than 300 people gathered at the College of Charleston to hear celebrated scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., discuss his newest documentary, “Reconstruction: America After the Civil War.” At the event, hosted by the International African American Museum (IAAM) with support from the Halsey Institute of […]

Thursday, May 9: A Conversation with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

This Thursday, the IAAM and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art will host lauded scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to discuss his new four-part PBS series, “Reconstruction: America After the Civil War.” This event, which is free and open to the public, will include remarks by Dr. Gates, a conversation between Dr. Gates and IAAM […]

Steelmaking Giant Nucor Pledges $2.5 Million to IAAM

IAAM team and Nucor president

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 26, 2019) – Nucor Corporation, a Fortune 500 steelmaking company, pledged $2.5 million to the International African American Museum (IAAM) – the combination gift includes a $1.25 million cash donation as well as a $1.25 million in-kind contribution. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nucor is North America’s most diversified steel and steel […]

Architectural Digest Highlights IAAM

International African American Museum at night

History Comes Alive at These Striking New Museums A crop of new institutions—in Berlin, L.A., and Charleston, South Carolina—seeks to create an immersive experience while reacquainting us with the past By Daniel Pembrey Many of us have had the experience of visiting an exhibition and being unmoved by static displays and relics, but a crop of […]