Best Sign that Things are Changing in Charleston

The International African-American Museum Gets a CEO

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Seeing as how slavery built this town, it’s about time that Charleston does more to acknowledge it beyond a few pithy plaques and a cursory mention by our leaders. So when former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. announced that Michael B. Moore, a descendent of Civil War hero Robert Smalls, had been selected as the head of the International African-American Museum and that a completion date for the project had been tentatively set, we couldn’t have been more pleased. With Riley and Moore at the helm, our hope is that the museum will be a world-class facility honoring the men and women who were brought here in chains to build the land of the free, a freedom which they were denied. The International African-American Museum is set to open in less than three years. —Chris Haire
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