Set to open in 2021, The International African American Museum (IAAM) is a new museum of African American history and identity. It will communicate the often overlooked history of African Americans in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, and share the impacts of these people upon our nation. With an aim to re-center South Carolina’s place in global history, illuminating its pivotal role in the development of the international slave trade and the Civil War, the museum will connect visitors to their ancestors, demonstrating how enslaved Africans and free blacks shaped economic, political, and cultural development in the nation and beyond.
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We’re grateful to these local resources for their time, talents, resources, and vision in helping us begin to tell the story of the Charleston African American experience.