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Jun 26, 2023

Post and Courier: Charleston’s new IAAM balances painful truths with joy of Black creativity, perseverance

  • IAAM in the Media

Charleston has constructed a museum on the shores where African Americans who were enslaved were brought, creating a sacred space to honor the deceased and share the stories of those who endured slavery. The city acknowledges the need to confront its complex racial history, which involves presenting the truth about how African Americans endured inhumane brutality but also their remarkable resilience. This museum represents an important step towards preserving this history and fostering understanding and dialogue about the experiences of enslaved African American people in Charleston.

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