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 […]

Thursday, October 20 to Friday, October 21, 2022: Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dance Theatre of Harlem Thursday, October 21 through Friday, October 22 Enjoy a new commission from the Charleston Gaillard Center and the International African American Museum. This new ballet from Dance Theatre of Harlem celebrates the life of under-recognized jazz pianist Hazel Scott, who was also a top recording artist, a star of the stage […]

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) […]

Ingevity invests $500,000 in International African American Museum

Charleston, S.C. — The International African American Museum has received a $500,000 pledge from Ingevity, the North Charleston, South Carolina-based specialty chemicals, high-performance activated carbon and engineered polymers company with a mission of enabling a more sustainable world. The donation will be gifted over a four-year period and will support the museum’s operations, including its opening […]

My Untold Story

My grandparents’ names were Esau and Janie Jenkins. Those names mean a lot to folks here in Charleston, and I want everyone to know their story, the way they shaped this place, and what it means for me to be a part of this family. Growing up in the Jim Crow South, Esau and Janie […]