Walter Edgar's Journal: The International African American Museum - honoring the untold stories of the African American journey
This week we will talk with Dr. Bernard Powers about the establishment of the International African American Museum in Charleston, SC.
Bernie powers is professor emeritus of history at the College of Charleston and is director of the college’s Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston. He is also on the Board of Directors of the International African American Museum.
Bernie is in a unique position to tell the story of the Museum, as he has been involved in the efforts to create the institution from the start - 23 years ago. He will talk with us about those efforts, the evolution of the concept behind the museum, and about some of the stories that the museum strives to tell.