Special Meeting of the Museum Board

There will be a special meeting of the Board of Directors of the International African American Museum on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. There is only one agenda item: updated resolution related to the New Market Tax Credit. The location of the meeting will be at the offices of Young, Clement and Rivers, […]

2020 Board Meeting Schedule

The Board of the International African American Museum will meet on the dates and times below at the offices of Young, Clement and Rivers, LLP, 25 Calhoun Street, 4th Floor, Charleston, SC 29401. The agenda for each meeting will be posted in advance of each meeting. 1/17/20      2:00 – 5:00 pm 4/24/20    […]

IAAM Board Meets 1/17/20

The Board of the International African American Museum will meet on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the offices of Young, Clement and Rivers, LLP, 25 Calhoun Street, 4th Floor, Charleston, SC 29401. Agenda Call to order and opening remarks Approval of meeting agenda Approval of the minutes for August 23, 2019 IAAM […]

Board Nominations Open

Board members of the International African American Museum are nominated by the Board’s Nominating Committee and elected by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. Directors are elected for a term of three years. In selecting new directors, the Nominating Committee shall select members based on interest, experience, and diversity. Each Director shall be […]

The Big One Done, Two To Go

IAAM Reaches $75 Million Founders Fund Goal, Turns Attention to Funding Programs, Education and Endowment CHARLESTON, S.C. (August 16, 2018) – The International African American Museum (IAAM) has reached its $75 million Founders Fund goal. The funds were provided by three major sources: $25 million from the City and County of Charleston; $25 million from […]

‘Rapid-response’ educator joins IAAM

By Paul Bowers pbowers@postandcourier.com Jul 28, 2018 The new director of education and engagement at the International African American Museum plans to do a lot more than guided tours. Brenda Tindal is the eighth full-time staff member of the museum, which is set to open in downtown Charleston in 2020. She comes to Charleston by […]

Charleston’s African American Museum gets new curator

Published in the Post and Courier July 10, 2018 By Dave Munday dmunday@postandcourier.com Construction on the real museum could start later this year, if the money comes in as expected, with an opening two years later. It’s not yet been decided what artifacts or objects will fill those spaces. That’s the job of the curator, […]

Charleston Needs That African American Museum. And Now.

By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN CHARLESTON, S.C. — The unmarked property, beside a big, bland postwar apartment building, is now an empty grass lot and de facto park. Cabin cruisers gently bob at a pier. In this part of Charleston, just north of the historic, postcard district, industry has increasingly been giving way to boxy condominium developments with […]

IAAM will stand where 100,000 slaves took first steps on American soil

Greenville News – March 8, 2018, Manie Robinson, mrobinso@greenvillenews.com CHARLESTON – A swift, cool breeze lifts off the Cooper River. It frisks through the crowns of the towering palm trees that line the paved walkway. Small boats wobble in the calm waters on the east side of the Charleston peninsula. A neatly manicured patch of grass […]

The 2018 Founder’s Day begins Sat. 2/10 with a “Walk”

Reported from The Chronicle February 1, 2018 In remembrance and celebration of the founding of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Edisto District, under the direction of the Reverend Dr. Norvel Goff, Sr., Presiding Elder, will present a weekend of events in recognition of its founder – Bishop Richard Allen, and the “birth” of African […]