International African-American Museum holding press conference Friday

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) –

The International African-American History Museum is having a press conference Friday.

An official from the museum characterized it as an “exciting announcement” about the museum.

IAAM has received many donations upwards of six and seven figures including a $10 million donation in 2017.

The museum is scheduled to break ground in 2018 and be finished by 2020. The museum will be located at Gadsden’s Warf where nearly half of the enslaved Africans who came ashore in North America disembarked.

The event is scheduled to begin Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.

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