Announcing Black History Month Virtual Programming

The first month of 2023 is wrapping up — and here at the International African American Museum, that means it’s time to gear up for Black History Month. We’re ready to come together in community with all of you to lift up stories that are too often untold, to facilitate essential conversations, and to share […]

IAAM names Dr. Tonya M. Matthews, <br> national leader in African-American History <br> and STEM education, as new CEO

The International African American Museum names Dr. Tonya M. Matthews, national leader in African American history and STEM education, as new CEO CHARLESTON, S.C. —The International African American Museum has found the final piece for the massive global project that will change the landscape of African American history and its curation. Seventeen months after breaking ground […]

The Story I’ll Tell

In 2007, as an undergrad in a study abroad program at the University of Ghana, I met a man who, through his storytelling, showed me the impact of hearing a story you’ve never heard. His name was Armstrong, and he was the guide for my class. Small in stature, but with the heart of a […]

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 […]