On That Verdict: An Open Letter to Aggressive Hopers

Guilty. That single word is an entire sentence. Descriptors are unnecessary here in Charleston, there in Minneapolis, back home in D.C. In fact, the entire world was hovering outside those court steps on April 20th and all were there when Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd on all counts. I […]

IAAM names Dr. Tonya M. Matthews, <br> national leader in African-American History <br> and STEM education, as new CEO

The International African American Museum names Dr. Tonya M. Matthews, national leader in African American history and STEM education, as new CEO CHARLESTON, S.C. —The International African American Museum has found the final piece for the massive global project that will change the landscape of African American history and its curation. Seventeen months after breaking ground […]

Museum Launches First Digital Exhibit in Partnership with Google Arts & Culture

Charleston, S.C., Mar. 9, 2021 —This past Black History Month, the International African American Museum and Google Arts & Culture launched their first collaborative digital experience, which offers audience members a chance to take a closer look at Sol Legare Island, an 860-acre island, located on the coast of South Carolina on James Island. Named […]

The Museum Welcomes Six New Board of Directors

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CHARLESTON, SC⁠—March 23, 2021 – The International African American Museum announced the addition of six new Board members. These six individuals join an already noteworthy board featuring prominent leaders and activists from across the nation.  The new board members include Bishop Claude Alexander, Dr. Tamara Butler, Dr. Emory Campbell, Anna Glass, Lenard Larry McKelvey (Charlamagne […]

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 […]

The Duke Endowment Invests in the International African American Museum

The Duke Endowment Invests in the International African American Museum $1.25 Million Grant Awarded CHARLESTON, SC—November 10, 2020—The International African American Museum announced a $1.25 million grant received from The Duke Endowment, one of the largest private philanthropic trusts in the Southeast. The grant includes $1 million for the Museum’s endowment and $250,000 to be […]