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
Jun 19, 2017
Today is Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day. It is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Celebrated on June 19, the word is a portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth” and is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in 45 states, as well as in the District of Columbia. South Carolina recognizes Juneteenth thanks, in part, to legislation crafted by Spartanburg area Representative Harold Mitchell.
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