Charleston Naval Base organization pledges $11 million to Africa – Live5News.com | Charleston, SC


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The Charleston Naval Complex Redevelopment Authority’s board unanimously approved an $11 million donation to the International African American Museum.

“The IAAM will tell an important part of our nation’s history,” RADM William L. Schachte, Jr. (USN) (Ret.) said. “Part of our mission at the Charleston RDA is to help revitalize the Tri-County area. The IAAM will certainly impact our region and communities well beyond South Carolina, in a positive way.”

In 1994, the South Carolina Legislature created the Charleston RDA to redevelop the Charleston Naval Complex and revitalize the surrounding communities after the federal government announced the impending closure of the complex. At the time of closing, more than 6,000 civilians and more than 8,000…

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