“Topping Out” Ceremony Marks Major Milestone for International African American Museum

CHARLESTON, SC⁠—July 10th, 2020—The construction of the International African American Museum is progressing as planned, despite the global presence of COVID-19. Today marks an important milestone in the museum’s journey, as major donors, board members, and elected officials attended the “topping out” ceremony, marking the placement of the structure’s final steel beam.  “Every steel beam […]

The Story I’ll Tell

In 2007, as an undergrad in a study abroad program at the University of Ghana, I met a man who, through his storytelling, showed me the impact of hearing a story you’ve never heard. His name was Armstrong, and he was the guide for my class. Small in stature, but with the heart of a […]

IAAM Board Meets 4/24/2020

The Board of Directors of the International African American Museum will meet on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm. The meeting will be held video conference due to the “stay at home” mandate as a result of the COVID-19 virus. Agenda Call to order and opening remarks Approval of meeting agenda Approval of January […]

The Impact of COVID-19 and Our Community Safety Response

Dear Friend, Like you, we are deeply concerned about the impact of COVID-19 in Charleston, South Carolina, and throughout the global community. Times like these require courageous inquiry and creative solutions. As we navigate the uncertainty of this public health dilemma, our highest priority is the health and safety of our community—staff, volunteers, members, museum stakeholders, and […]

Spoleto Festival & Museum Partner to Offer Exclusive Local Discount

This weekend only, Spoleto and the International African American Museum partner to offer an exclusive 40% discount on a wide selection of 2019 Festival performances including the world premiere performance of Omar, an opera based on the life of Omar Ibn Sa’id! Charleston-area locals have the opportunity to save 40% on tickets to Omar, but you […]

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 […]

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 […]