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.