African American Museum to be Built in Charleston

  • July 15, 2014 22:33

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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.

“There is no better site,” Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. said Tuesday, standing on the waterfront tract where the 42,000-square-foot museum will be built in the city where the Civil War began. It’s near where a wharf where slaves left ships once stood.

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