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 […]

Mellon Foundation Awards $1.5 Million Grant to IAAM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 18, 2019) – The New York-based Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the International African American Museum (IAAM) a $1.5 million grant: $1 million to support the museum’s creation and construction and $500,000 to support the IAAM’s chief curatorial position. “Our relationship with the Mellon Foundation began in earnest in 2017 when […]

International African American Museum Ready to Run the Extra Miles

IAAM gallery

  CHARLESTON, S.C. (December 20, 2018) – As the year comes to a close, the International African American Museum (IAAM) team is reflecting on its exciting progress, optimistically looking forward to new challenges, and eagerly anticipating its upcoming groundbreaking. This August, thanks to the generosity of more than a hundred donors who made contributions ranging […]

Rosalind and Jerry Richardson Donate $5 Million to International African American Museum

schoolchildren and IAAM president Michael Boulware Moore

    CHARLESTON, SC – (November 1, 2018) – Today the International African American Museum (IAAM) announced a $5 million donation from Rosalind and Jerry Richardson. Focused on education, the gift is the museum’s largest donation from individuals. The announcement was made today at a news conference attended by South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly […]