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Charleston Regional Business Journal: International African American Museum to host Martin Luther King Day Celebration

WHAT: The International African American Museum (IAAM) will hold a public celebration of Martin Luther King (MLK) Day onsite that will feature complimentary admission to the museum, a showcase of local vendors, food trucks, music, games, activities for youth, and more. IAAM KING: An MLK Day Celebration is made possible through the generous support of TD Bank and Boeing.

WHEN: Monday, January 15, 2024, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: The International African American Museum (West Yard) at 14 Wharfside Street, Charleston, S.C. 29401.

Parking Instructions: Metered parking is available on Concord Street. Paid parking is available at the South Carolina Aquarium parking garage (24 Calhoun Street, approximately one block from IAAM).

REGISTRATION: Registration is required. The link to register can be accessed here.

DETAILS: Registration includes access to the IAAM during pre-selected time slots. Access to the program outdoors is via IAAM’s West Yard. Though guests will be unable to access the museum prior to their pre-selected time slots, they are invited to arrive early to participate in the day’s festivities set to take place on the grounds.

WHY: The IAAM exists to preserve and explore the gifts, dreams, and hopes from African American ancestors, transforming visitors into keepers of the collective stories and advocates of the museum’s mission and vision. In many ways, the values championed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., are present within the content and stories shared through exhibitions – social and racial justice, freedom, economic equality, and perhaps most importantly, sharing a dream for a brighter future. IAAM Bold. IAAM Powerful. IAAM Courageous. IAAM My Ancestor’s Wildest Dream. IAAM King is the theme of the celebration.

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