November 19, 2022: Black Homesteaders of The South Workshop

The International African American Museum will lead a discussion about the book Black Homesteaders of The South with author Bernice Alexander Bennett and additional speakers on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 1 PM. This book is dedicated to the African American men and women that toiled from sunup-to-sundown to live the American dream by acquiring […]

Museum Board To Meet On Friday, September 16, 2022

The Board of Directors of the International African American Museum will meet on Friday, September 16, 2022, 1pm-3pm Please click here to register for the IAAM Board meeting.    Once you register, information to attend the meeting will be sent to you. 

Boeing doubles giving to IAAM with additional $1MM investment

Charleston, S.C. – The International African American Museum (IAAM) has received an additional $1 million donation from The Boeing Company. This contribution will help thousands of underserved children experience the educational aspects of the museum during its opening year while also helping to support the organization’s broader mission and operations. This most recent gift brings Boeing’s […]

International African American Museum brings on Chief Learning and Engagement Officer

Charleston, S.C. — Malika N. Pryor-Martin has joined the International African American Museum (IAAM) as chief learning and engagement officer. In this role, Pryor will provide strategic direction for creating museum programs and community engagement events – including K-12 school programs and curriculum, programming, and partnerships that support the museum’s faith-based initiatives, workshops, and engagements […]

International African American Museum Announces Opening Date

Charleston, S.C. – After over 20 years of planning, the International African American Museum (IAAM) has announced that the museum will be welcoming visitors for opening the weekend of January 21, 2023. Built upon the former site of Gadsden’s Wharf – one of the nation’s most prolific slave trading ports – the International African American Museum will create […]

International African American Museum receives second donation from TD Bank

Charleston, S.C. — The International African American Museum (IAAM) has received a $250,000 grant from TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, to sponsor the TD Bank Program Series, which will include nine large program events to be held at the museum and online.  The series will feature nine major community events and programs from 2022 to 2024, and all will uphold IAAM’s […]

Museum Board To Meet On Friday, June 3, 2022

The Board of Directors of the International African American Museum will meet on Friday, June 3, 2022, at 11:00 AM. For virtual attendance, please click here to register for the meeting.  A meeting link will be sent to you to access the meeting. 

International African American Museum Honors Former Mayor Joseph P. Riley’s Commitment and Service to the Museum

International African American Museum Statement on Former Mayor Joseph P. Riley’s Commitment and Service to the Museum We are incredibly grateful to Mayor Joseph P. Riley. No one has been closer to or more committed to this project than he. From a powerful, inspiring announcement in a state-of-the-city address in 2000 to thousands of hours meeting with individuals—knocking […]

National Poetry Month Book Drive

In honor of April being National Poetry Month, the IAAM is kicking off the month with our first ever book drive. We need your help collecting books (for all ages) by African American writers or with African American main characters, through April 30th. All books will be donated to the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) […]

November 16, 2022: Bishop Michael Curry to Visit IAAM for Pre-Opening Sacred Blessing

The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church, will travel to Charleston on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, to join the International African American Museum (IAAM) in its Call to Action to History, Healing, and Reconciliation. In advance of the museum’s opening, which is set for the beginning of 2023, […]