Charleston is an epicenter of African American history and culture. The components that make it so, however, are largely disconnected and far-flung.
Surely, Charleston could become the premier destination in the world for the study of the African American experience if these disparate venues somehow could find a way to come together.
And maybe they will, now that the International African American Museum is open to the public. The museum is an essential leg of a four-legged stool, and joins three others already well-established.