299 Seven Farms Drive
Daniel Island 29492
Guest speaker: Dr. Tonya M. Matthews, IAAM PRESIDENT/CEO
Dr. Matthews will take DIHS members and guests on a virtual “behind the scenes” tour of the new IAAM, with information on the project’s timeline for completion, special exhibits it will house and other details about how the museum will honor the untold stories of the African American journey.
Seventeen months after breaking ground on the museum, its board of directors selected Dr. Matthews as their CEO. An experienced executive, thought leader and educator, Dr. Matthews has proven track records in organizational leadership, strategic planning, diversity and inclusion, program development, project management and vast visitor, and community engagements initiatives. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in biomedical and electrical engineering and her doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University in biomedical engineering. She plans to engineer a global success with Charleston’s gift to America and the world: a world-class museum at the site where more enslaved Africans entered bondage than any other place in the United States.