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July 25, 2014

$75M museum will be built on site in S.C. where slaves entered U.S.

  • Researchers estimate that 40 percent of African slaves in the late 18th and early 19th centuries first landed at the dock in Charleston.
  • By BRUCE SMITH
    Associated Press

    The architecture firm of Moody Nolan worked with Antoine Predock Architect to design the IAAM. If fundraising is successful, work will start in early 2016 and be completed in two years.

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — A $75 million International African American Museum will be built in South Carolina on Charleston Harbor where tens of thousands of slaves first set foot in the United States.


     
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