The International African American Museum will soon open in Charleston, South Carolina, overlooking the site where 45% of enslaved Africans entered America. The museum includes exhibits and a genealogy research center to help families trace their ancestors. The museum was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic and issues in the supply chain of materials needed to complete construction. The former Mayor of Charleston, North Carolina spoke at the opening ceremony and emphasized the importance of understanding and respecting our shared history. The museum explores how African Americans’ labor and resistance shaped the nation and the world.