TICKETS TO THE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY ARE SOLD OUT! THE EVENT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED ON FACEBOOK FOR ALL WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND.
Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: on Charleston Harbor at 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Imperial Kingz and Queenz
Master of Ceremonies
Wilbur E. Johnson, Chair of the Board of Directors of the International African American Museum
Tichina Vaughn, mezzo soprano
Reverend Eric S. C. Manning, Senior Pastor, Mother Emanuel AME Church
“Lift Every Voice and Sing”
Remarks – Elected Officials
Senator Tim Scott
Congressman Joe Cunningham
1st Congressional District
Governor Henry McMaster
Mayor John Tecklenburg
City of Charleston
Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Syasia Coaxum, Senior, Burke High School
Michael Boulware Moore
Former Chief Executive Officer of the International African American Museum
Dr. Bernard E. Powers, Jr.
Interim Chief Executive Officer of the International African American Museum
Founder/CEO at The Barbados and Carolinas Legacy Foundation and Barbados’ Honorary Consul to South Carolina
Lifetime Member of the Board of Directors of the International African American Museum, activist and former State Representative
Joseph P. Riley, Jr.
Lifetime Member of the Board of Directors of the International African American Museum, former Mayor of the City of Charleston
Congressman James E. Clyburn
Majority Whip in the United States House of Representatives
We are grateful to Blackbaud for providing a grant that covers the expenses on our Groundbreaking Celebration.