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 […]

Director of Center for Family History Receives Elijah Abel Service Award

Congratulations to our own Center for Family History Director, Toni Carrier! Toni has been awarded the National Sons & Daughters of the United States Middle Passage (SDUSMP) Elijah Abel Service Award. The award is given to individuals who show exemplary service towards helping others understand the history of slavery through genealogical research.  Dr. Evelyn McDowell, […]

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. 

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 […]

Inspired by Gullah Geechee History, Yawkey Foundation donates $1MM to International African American Museum<br><I>Gift Perpetuates the Foundation’s Longstanding Commitment to South Carolina’s Lowcountry</i>

Charleston, S.C. – The International African American Museum has received a grant of $1 million from the Yawkey Foundation in support of the Museum’s inaugural year of operations and installation and development of the Gullah Geechee exhibition gallery. This gallery is dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding about the Gullah Geechee people – descendants of Africans who were enslaved on […]

Ford Foundation Increases Commitment to the International African American Museum<br><i>Third Round of Funding Sets the Stage for a new Telling of the African American Journey.</i>

The International African American Museum has received a grant of $500,000 from the Ford Foundation that will support the Museum’s inaugural year of operation, including exhibition installations and early programming, genealogy workshops, and Gullah storytelling programs. This is the third grant from Ford to the museum since 2017, which brings the Foundation’s total giving to […]