The “Transforming Public History Conference” Starts June 14th.

Hosted by the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World Program (CLAW), the Addlestone Library, and the Race and Social Justice Initiative at the College of Charleston the “Transforming Public History from Charleston to the Atlantic World” conference will be held at the College of Charleston, June […]

Get To Know Martha Lou Gadsden.

In honor of International Women’s Month, the International African American Museum will be highlighting women who have, through their work, made an impact throughout Charleston and/or the state of South Carolina. In 1983, at 53 years old, Martha Lou Gadsden opened Martha Lou’s Kitchen in the hull of an abandoned service station on Morrison Drive. On […]

Get To Know Mary Moultrie.

In honor of International Women’s Month, the International African American Museum will be highlighting women who have, through their work, made an impact throughout Charleston and/or the state of South Carolina.  Mary Moultrie rose to public recognition in 1969 as an organizer of the Charleston hospital strike that year. A nurse’s assistant at what was […]

5 African American Women Making An Impact In Charleston.

In honor of International Women’s Month, the International African American Museum will be highlighting different groups of women who are, through their work, making an impact throughout Charleston and/or the state of South Carolina. This week, we’ll be introducing you to African-American women in Charleston who are making a difference in their respective industries. Patricia […]

Dylann Roof Has Been Sentenced To Death. Now What?

Dylann Roof is the self-described White Supremacist who murdered nine parishioners after bible study at the Mother Emanuel church in the Summer of 2015. At the completion of his two-day federal trial, which felt more like a preliminary than a necessity as Roof had already confessed to the murders, he was sentenced to death. I’ve […]

#IAAMmyHAIR Crowd Photos.

The IAAM Program Manager, Lauren Crawford, challenged participants of our “IAAM MY HAIR: MIXER” to take as many selfies as they could so that we get everyone excited about our upcoming EMPOWERMENT SYMPOSIUM in the Spring of 2017. Everyone looks so lovely, don’t you agree?! 😉

#IAAMmyHAIR: MIXER Event Recap.

On November 9th, we hosted the “IAAM My Hair: Mixer” event at the Charleston Maritime Center. Over 30 black women of all ages and hair textures came to learn about the purpose of the museum, connect with like-minded individuals, and learn about our upcoming “IAMM MY HAIR EMPOWERMENT SYMPOSIUM” while giving our team insights on […]

IAAM Collaborates with Nonprofits

IAAM Collaborates with Nonprofits to Raise Awareness and Increase Conversations Around Racism and Inequality. Google to provide $375,000 to Charleston organizations in the wake of recent tragedies. (CHARLESTON, SC) – In response to the recent tragic events in Charleston, SC, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the Coastal Community Foundation’s Lowcountry […]

1863 and 1963 in 2013

January 1, 1863: President Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation, setting the path for ending slavery in the United States. August 28, 1963: The March on Washington, where thousands marched demanding racial equality. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington before thousands. […]

Feeding the Hunger

Conde Nast Traveler listed Charleston as the number one city in the world to visit this year. Charleston hardly needs the tourism boost. From where I sit each day, hundreds of tourists stroll past this King Street office, and occasionally one or two come in to ask about IAAM. As I hand them a brochure […]