Charleston is an important place to learn more about African-American history and culture. Key events in African-American history, as well as in American history, have shaped the city's growth and development. For example, as you tour the city, you will learn about the enslavement of Africans, the Civil War and Emancipation, Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Movement, and the unique linguistic, artistic, and culinary traditions that Africans and African Americans contributed to Charleston's history and culture. We encourage you to discover and explore the city's unique African-American historical and cultural traditions.
Scheduled to open in 2018, the IAAM is a new museum of African American history and identity. It will communicate the history of African Americans in the Lowcountry, South Carolina, and explain how this population impacted the nation. For more information please visit: www.iaamuseum.org