Charleston Needs That
African-American Museum. And Now.
The International African American Museum, a graceful project years overdue and set to be built on a wharf where slaves once arrived, needs to secure its final funding.
Museum in Charleston, South Carolina
The International African American Museum (IAAM) is a museum of African-American history being planned in Charleston, South Carolina, on the site where Gasden's Wharf, the disembarkation point of up to 40% of all American slaves, once stood.
The idea of the museum was initiated by former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr.. The Museum President and CEO is Michael Boulware Moore.
By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN