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Inspired By Gullah Geechee History,
Yawkey Foundation Donates $1MM To International African American Museum

Charleston, S.C. – The International African American Museum has received a grant of $1 million from the Yawkey Foundation in support of the Museum’s inaugural year of operations and installation and development of the Gullah Geechee exhibition gallery. This gallery is dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding about the Gullah Geechee people – descendants of Africans who were enslaved on the rice, indigo, and Sea Island cotton plantations of the lower Atlantic coast.

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Announcements

Funding at Halfway Point

Mayor Riley: International African American Museum funding at halfway point CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — With the announcement of a $500,000

IAAM Collaborates with Nonprofits

IAAM Collaborates with Nonprofits to Raise Awareness and Increase Conversations Around Racism and Inequality. Google to provide $375,000 to Charleston

Carolina Connections

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, who may very well be President Obama’s choice to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State,

1863 and 1963 in 2013

January 1, 1863: President Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation, setting the path for ending slavery in the United States.

Birth of a Blog

It’s been a long time coming, but we are coming to life at the International African American Museum! After years

Community

Feeding the Hunger

Conde Nast Traveler listed Charleston as the number one city in the world to visit this year. Charleston hardly needs

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