Black History Month at the International African American Museum

Black History Month is here and we’re ready to come together in community with all of you to lift up stories that are too often untold, to facilitate essential conversations, and to share resources to learn more about our individual and collective histories.

That’s why, each Saturday in February, we’re teaming up with the Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor for a series of Zoom webinars. Will you join us by registering now?

Here’s a sneak peek into what this series has to offer:

On February 4th at 1:00 PM (ET), we’ll be hosting a panel about African American Genealogy Challenges, where we dive into information about researching your ancestry.

Register HERE for African American Genealogy Challenges

On February 11th at 1:00 PM (ET), we’ll be hosting a seminar titled “Getting Started with Lowcountry Genealogy” with Taneya Koonce, Deputy Director of the Center for Knowledge Management at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vicki McGill, Professional Genealogist and Instructor at the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), and Toni Carrier, Director of IAAM’s Center for Family History.

Register HERE for “Getting Started with Lowcountry Genealogy”

On February 18th at 1:00 PM (ET), we’ll be hosting a panel discussion with IAAM’s very own genealogist Darius Brown and special guests as they discuss the military history of the United States Colored Troops.

Register HERE for Darius Brown

On February 25th at 1:00 PM (ET), we’ll close out our Black History Month Webinar Saturday Series with a panel discussion moderated by yours truly and featuring “accidental historian” Margaret Seidler about the Charleston Slave Trade.

Register HERE for The Charleston Slave Trade


Here at IAAM, our mission is to honor the untold stories of the African American journey — and we can’t wait to put that mission into action with this virtual programming as we gear up for our official opening to the public. Make sure to register so that you can tune in!