Charleston’s African American Museum gets new curator

Published in the Post and Courier July 10, 2018 By Dave Munday dmunday@postandcourier.com Construction on the real museum could start later this year, if the money comes in as expected, with an opening two years later. It’s not yet been decided what artifacts or objects will fill those spaces. That’s the job of the curator, […]

Business and Technology Take Seats on the IAAM Board of Directors

Two New Board Members Include Johnson Controls’ Grady Crosby and Healthcare Investor and Rock Health Founder Emeritus Halle Tecco CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 11, 2018) – As the International African American Museum (IAAM) continues making great strides, its team is expanding. At the May 25 meeting of the IAAM’s Board of Directors, two new members were […]

Synovus/NBSC Pledges $250,000 to Founders Fund

Members of IAAM with Synovus/NBSC team

International African American Museum Receives $250,000 Pledge from Synovus/NBSC CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 5, 2018) – The International African American Museum (IAAM) has received a $250,000 leadership investment from Synovus/NBSC. NBSC, which was founded in 1905 and acquired by Synovus in 1995, has very deep roots in the state and a long history of supporting community […]

BMW Pledges $1 Million to IAAM

Orientation Theater IAAM

Next-door Neighbor Makes Major Investment in International African American Museum $1 Million Boost from BMW Pushes Museum Toward Goal CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 23, 2018) – Global automotive manufacturer BMW has invested $1 million in the forthcoming International African American Museum (IAAM). This leadership gift to the museum’s Founders Fund brings the museum within $2 million of […]

Charleston Needs That African American Museum. And Now.

By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN CHARLESTON, S.C. — The unmarked property, beside a big, bland postwar apartment building, is now an empty grass lot and de facto park. Cabin cruisers gently bob at a pier. In this part of Charleston, just north of the historic, postcard district, industry has increasingly been giving way to boxy condominium developments with […]

Johnson Controls Invests $1 Million in International African American Museum

CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 28, 2018) – The International African American Museum (IAAM) announced today a $1 million gift from Johnson Controls, a catalytic leadership investment that comes ahead of the museum’s anticipated groundbreaking later this year. “Receiving this level of support from Johnson Controls, a global company based more than 1,000 miles away from Charleston, […]

IAAM will stand where 100,000 slaves took first steps on American soil

Greenville News – March 8, 2018, Manie Robinson, mrobinso@greenvillenews.com CHARLESTON – A swift, cool breeze lifts off the Cooper River. It frisks through the crowns of the towering palm trees that line the paved walkway. Small boats wobble in the calm waters on the east side of the Charleston peninsula. A neatly manicured patch of grass […]

IAAM Receives $250,000 Pledge from Viacom Executive Marva Smalls

Viacom Executive Marva Smalls Pledges $250,000 to International African American Museum CHARLESTON, S.C. (February 27, 2018) – South Carolinian Marva Smalls, widely recognized as one of the most influential leaders in media, has pledged $250,000 in support of the International African American Museum (IAAM). Ms. Smalls noted that, “This is a unique opportunity to give back […]

Bank of America Pledges $600,000 to IAAM

Bank of American IAAM Model

Bank of America Pledges $600,000 to Support the International African American Museum CHARLESTON, S.C. (February 23, 2018) – Bank of America will contribute $600,000 to support the International African American Museum (IAAM). “Bank of America’s leadership investment is catalytic at this crucial juncture as we approach our planned groundbreaking this summer,” said Joseph P. Riley, […]

IAAM Gets $100,000 from First Citizens

First Citizens Bank has generously donated $100,000 in the International African American Museum (IAAM), which is slated to break ground later this year. For more than a century, First Citizens has successfully served its customers while adhering to its fundamental values of “working hard, working with integrity, listening to what its customers have to say […]