Boeing doubles giving to IAAM with additional $1MM investment

Charleston, S.C. – The International African American Museum (IAAM) has received an additional $1 million donation from The Boeing Company. This contribution will help thousands of underserved children experience the educational aspects of the museum during its opening year while also helping to support the organization’s broader mission and operations. This most recent gift brings Boeing’s […]

National and International Foundation Support Fortifies International African American Museum

CHARLESTON, S.C. (December 6, 2017) – The International African American Museum (IAAM) has received overwhelming support from some of the country’s most prominent and esteemed foundations, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the Speedwell Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Investments from these five national and international foundations, totaling […]

Voices of Civil Rights Lawyers with Armand Derfner at Blue Bicycle Books.

Voices of Civil Rights Lawyers offers eyewitness accounts of some of the most dramatic moments in civil rights history–the 1965 Selma March, the first civil judgment against the Ku Klux Klan, the creation of ballot access for African Americans in Alabama, and the 1968 Democratic Convention. The narratives depict attorney-client relationships extraordinary in their mutual trust and […]

5 African American Women Making An Impact In Charleston.

In honor of International Women’s Month, the International African American Museum will be highlighting different groups of women who are, through their work, making an impact throughout Charleston and/or the state of South Carolina. This week, we’ll be introducing you to African-American women in Charleston who are making a difference in their respective industries. Patricia […]

Dylann Roof Has Been Sentenced To Death. Now What?

Dylann Roof is the self-described White Supremacist who murdered nine parishioners after bible study at the Mother Emanuel church in the Summer of 2015. At the completion of his two-day federal trial, which felt more like a preliminary than a necessity as Roof had already confessed to the murders, he was sentenced to death. I’ve […]

Charleston Legend, Tony The Peanut Man, Passes.

According to multiple reports, one of Charleston’s most iconic residents and businessmen passed away on November 22nd. Anthony Wright, known to Holy City citizens as Tony the Peanut man, was a staple in area events. From parades to sporting events, Tony was known for his charismatic personality, his infectious smile, and the delicious peanuts he sold. […]


We are thankful for the opportunity to service the Lowcountry with a museum as unique as ours. In a few short years we’ll have the pleasure of telling the story of the African slave, their lives here in Charleston, their impact on this city–and for that matter–the rest of the world. Our Board of Directors, […]

#IAAMmyHAIR Crowd Photos.

The IAAM Program Manager, Lauren Crawford, challenged participants of our “IAAM MY HAIR: MIXER” to take as many selfies as they could so that we get everyone excited about our upcoming EMPOWERMENT SYMPOSIUM in the Spring of 2017. Everyone looks so lovely, don’t you agree?! 😉

“IAAM History” buttons are now available!

We understand that the process of building a museum from the ground up is a long one that doesn’t lend itself to a lot of visual outputs. That is to say, you can’t SEE the magic that’s happening behind the scenes. With that in mind, we worked with North Charleston-based consultation group Charleston Sticks Together […]