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 […]

Press Release: IAAM Groundbreaking

PRESS CONTACT: Elijah Heyward III, PhD press@iaamuseum.org 843 872.5352 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2019 International African American Museum Announces Groundbreaking Illuminating the African American Journey CHARLESTON, S.C. – The International African American Museum (IAAM) announced its public Groundbreaking Ceremony will be held Friday, October 25 at 10:00. The theme for the occasion is “Illuminating […]

City of North Charleston Plans to Give $1M to IAAM

By Emily Williams, Post and Courier The city of North Charleston plans to give $1 million to the International African American Museum, making it the first city other than Charleston to make a major contribution to the soon-to-be-built facility. The donation will be given over four years in annual sums of $250,000, funded by the […]

Board Nominations Open

Board members of the International African American Museum are nominated by the Board’s Nominating Committee and elected by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. Directors are elected for a term of three years. In selecting new directors, the Nominating Committee shall select members based on interest, experience, and diversity. Each Director shall be […]

Thursday, May 9: A Conversation with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

This Thursday, the IAAM and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art will host lauded scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to discuss his new four-part PBS series, “Reconstruction: America After the Civil War.” This event, which is free and open to the public, will include remarks by Dr. Gates, a conversation between Dr. Gates and IAAM […]