International African American Museum President Finds Strength in the Past

February 22, 2019 — For as long as he can remember, Michael Boulware Moore has known the story of Robert Smalls;  a slave who not only gained his freedom by commandeering a Confederate ship and turning it over to Union forces, but later served in the South Carolina State Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives.Moore didn’t […]

Charleston’s IAAM to help African-Americans push past the ‘1870 brick wall’

February 24, 2019 — Researching genealogy is easier than ever, particularly with DNA analysis and online archives, but many African-Americans still struggle with a lack of government records on their enslaved ancestors. Among researchers, it’s known as “the 1870 Brick Wall.” Helping African-Americans get around or over that wall has become a driving mission of Charleston’s […]

Johnson Controls Invests $1 Million in International African American Museum

CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 28, 2018) – The International African American Museum (IAAM) announced today a $1 million gift from Johnson Controls, a catalytic leadership investment that comes ahead of the museum’s anticipated groundbreaking later this year. “Receiving this level of support from Johnson Controls, a global company based more than 1,000 miles away from Charleston, […]

Bank of America Pledges $600,000 to IAAM

Bank of American IAAM Model

Bank of America Pledges $600,000 to Support the International African American Museum CHARLESTON, S.C. (February 23, 2018) – Bank of America will contribute $600,000 to support the International African American Museum (IAAM). “Bank of America’s leadership investment is catalytic at this crucial juncture as we approach our planned groundbreaking this summer,” said Joseph P. Riley, […]