Board Meeting Notice – Friday, January 22nd 2021

NOTICE: Meeting of the Board of Directors Friday, January 22, 2021 – 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Board of Directors of the International African American Museum will meet on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 10:00 am. The meeting will be held video conference due to the “stay at home” mandate as a result of […]

<strong>Sony Corporation of America Announces $1.7 Million Donation to the International African American Museum</strong>

Creating a New Generation of Visitor Experiences CHARLESTON, SC⁠—January 12, 2021 – Today, the International African American Museum announced a $1.7 million product donation from Sony Corporation of America (SCA), on behalf of Sony Corporation and its U.S. affiliates. The Museum is scheduled to open in 2022 at the former Gadsden’s Wharf in Charleston, SC. Historians […]

Honoring the legacy of David Dinkins, museum supporter and former mayor of New York City

Today, we mourn the loss of David Dinkins, the first and only African American mayor of New York City.  Mr. Dinkins served on the International African American Museum’s National Advisory Board, and we are eternally grateful for the support he provided. His lifelong commitment to public service and to improving race relations will continue to […]

Museum’s Brenda Tindal honored with leadership award

Brenda Tindal headshot

We are thrilled to announce Brenda Tindal, Director of Education and Engagement at the International African American Museum, is the recipient of the Southeastern Museums Conference’s 2020 Museum Leadership Award. Initiated in 1994, this award recognizes mid-career museum professionals who have shown significant advancement within the profession by leadership in museum activities at his or her institution, within the […]

“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 […]