International African American Museum Holds Dedication Ceremony in South Carolina


A visitor takes a picture at the opening of the International African American Museum on Saturday, June 24, 2023, in Charleston, S.C. Overlooking the old wharf at which nearly half of the enslaved population first entered North America, the 150,000-square foot museum houses exhibits and artifacts exploring how African Americans' labor, perseverance, resistance and cultures shaped the Carolinas, the nation and the world. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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The International African American Museum celebrated its community dedication ceremony in Charleston, South Carolina. Charlamagne tha God, a South Carolina native and host of The Breakfast Club, emceed the event, which featured a speech by Mayor John Tecklenburg and various performances including from BeBe Winans and Patti Austin.

The celebration also included Boeing South Carolina’s DreamLearners interactive programming and the Barbados Genealogy Marketplace, which honored the ancestral ties between Barbados and South Carolina.

Through its 11 galleries and memorial garden, the museum showcases a remarkable collection of art, objects, artifacts, and interactive multimedia installations, embodying the spirit of authentic and compassionate storytelling of American history.

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