Charleston Regional Business Journal: ‘TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH’: IAAM opens in Charleston

By Jenny Peterson Inside the International African American Museum, a robust staff of 60 people make up learning and engagement teams and engagement for faith-based community teams. There’s also the Center for Family History, a family genealogy center, which will help visitors trace their ancestry in a library-like setting. (Photo/Jenny Peterson) A triumphant celebration and

Post and Courier: Charleston’s IAAM meets the public for the first time

By Megan Fernandes The International African American Museum made a grand public entrance June 27, selling out tickets in advance for its first week-and-a-half while making an impression on its inaugural group of patrons. When the doors opened to the public for the first time at 10 a.m., the line stretched from the entrance staircase to

WCBD News 2: IAAM visitors moved by experience on opening day

By Jordan Cioppa CHARLESTON, S.C (WCBD) – Twenty-three years of waiting came to an end on Tuesday when the International African American Museum opened its doors to the public for the first time. Overcome with emotion and gratitude, Barbara Oree stood in front on the IAAM on the grand opening to take it all in.

Observatorial: Museum in Charleston honors the legacy of the descendants of slaves

Tonya Matthews, president and director of the International African American Museum, said the only thing you need to bring to this museum is curiosity, we will do the rest.Ap’s photo Charleston. The African American International Museum, which opens to the public today in South Carolina, will allow visitors to delve into the origins and pilgrimage

KFF Health News: New Charleston Museum Nods to Historical Roots of US Health Disparities

By Lauren SausserJUNE 27, 2023 REPUBLISH THIS STORY The new International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina, features nine galleries and multiple exhibits that span several centuries of Black history. (LAUREN SAUSSER / KFF HEALTH NEWS) CHARLESTON, S.C. — Maude Callen, a Black nurse-midwife, delivered more than 800 infants across the South Carolina Lowcountry starting in

Charleston Scene: My Charleston Weekend: Ending June with a bang

We’ve reached the last weekend in June, so many of us are preparing for the hot summer months ahead of us. While exciting events like Fourth of July are right around the corner, we’re not there just yet.  But you can still celebrate this weekend with a blast! Well, a cannon blast that is, at