Charleston is fortunate to be the home of the International African American Museum (IAAM) opening to the public on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. According to their website, the mission of the IAAM is to honor the untold stories of the African American journey. Visitors can engage with history through transformative storytelling, remarkable artifacts and exhibitions, and a uniquely impactful power of pace.
IAAM is located at 14 Wharfside Street in downtown Charleston. It is the historic site of Gadsden’s Wharf which was the arrival port for almost half of all enslaved Africans brought to North America. The museum is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (last entry 4:00 pm) Tuesday-Sunday. It is closed on Monday.
To learn more about the International African American Museum as well as its events, go to iaamuseum.org.
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