African American History Culture : Charleston’s planned International African American Museum will fill in a gap in American history

Clyde C Coger Jr

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In the True Spirit of Sankofa,


Charleston’s planned International African American Museum will fill in a gap in American history
Perhaps 40% of the slaves brought to America came through Gadsden’s Wharf in Charleston

JUST inside the gates of the Unitarian Church in Charleston sits a slab of salvaged bricks. Affixed to the front is a metal bird looking backwards—a West African symbol, a plaque explains, which means “learning from the past in order to move forward”; an inscription dedicates the monument to “the enslaved workers who made these bricks and helped build our church” ...

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