Welcome to the International African American Museum! Advanced timed tickets are required for all visitors. Popular dates and times may be sold out.
14 Wharfside StreetCharleston, SC 29401
Museum open 10am to 5pm (last entry 4:00 PM) Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday.
IAAM will challenge, illuminate, inspire and, ultimately, will move people to action.
14 Wharfside Street — Charleston, SC 29401
March 28, 2022
The Beyoncé Mass was a womanist Christian worship service that used the music of Beyoncé and stories of women from the host community as tools to cultivate an empowering conversation about Black women—their lives, their bodies, and their voices.
The Beyoncé Mass is a space that encouraged a practice of Christian faith that sees and acknowledges people where they are. The power of the mass is not in the number of people who attend or the media attention that follows the mass around the globe.
Its strength is that it brings together a congregation of people who typically range from devout Christian to atheist and unchurched show up to participate in a Christian worship experience that welcomes people where they are.
The mass reaches people across race, gender, sexuality, socio-economic status, and age by centering of Black women’s experiences, wisdom, and spirituality to create a inclusive healing space for a broad and rich demographic mix.