International African American Museum: An Enduring Footprint

Musuems and Galleries African Slave Being Shackled

The mayor of Charleston, South Carolina announced the construction of a $75 million, 42,000-square-foot International African American Museum. Its site commemorates a wharf where tens of thousands of slaves first set foot in the United States.

Plans for the IAAM include –

  • Arrival Walk, a promenade with themes such as “African Paths to the Coast,” “The Eight Week Passage,” and “The Economics of Slave Trade.”
  • Memorial Wall, a testimonial of individuals.
  • Memorial Walk, a memorial those who perished en route.
  • 882 Markers embedded in the ground, a tribute to the 882 slave ships

They expect to break ground in early 2016.

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