BMW Pledges $1 Million to IAAM

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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 […]

IAAM Supports Interactive Map

Charleston Justice Journey -” It begins with an interactive map of historic sites, but it can develop into much more, Holman said. Over the summer, more content will be added and a mobile app developed.” Read full article in Post and Courier.

Denny’s Throws Support to IAAM

Article by Dave Munday Published in the Post and Courier on January 18, 2018 January 18, 2018 — Denny’s, the Upstate-based casual restaurant chain that serves meals around the clock, has joined the list of financial backers for Charleston’s International African American Museum with a $200,000 pledge. A Denny’s board member with ties to Charleston […]

The State: …SC’s black Confederate soldiers? None fought for the South

Walter Edgar, member of the IAAM Board of Directors, quoted in article published in The State newspaper entitled, “A monument to SC’s black Confederate soldiers? None fought for the South, experts say.” Edgar says, In all my years of research, I can say I have seen no documentation of black South Carolina soldiers fighting for […]