"I continue to be personally and deeply moved by the mission and vision for the museum," said Gianoni. "This museum has a story that has to be told. It has to be told from this place, in a modern way, infused with technology and through an engaging curriculum that allows everyone the opportunity to know their heritage and better understand the history that unites us as Americans. I am honored to join the IAAM board to help guide this important project into reality."In addition to its board of directors, the IAAM leadership has formed a National Advisory Board that is a testament to the significance of IAAM and reflects the national interest and excitement about Charleston's role in helping to fully present the story of our country and the central role of African-Americans throughout history. The IAAM experience will cast these story elements into a rich collage that demonstrates the grace, leadership and opportunity for the future. Wilbur Johnson, Chairman of the Board noted, "The addition of Mike Gianoni to the IAAM Board gives us our 23 rd local leader to step up and take on the challenge of shepherding this dream into reality. The IAAM will be a place of reflection, healing and reunion. It will be a place of conversation and learning. It will be a place of growth and hope. It will be a place for all to come learn and grow and leave forever changed." About IAAM The IAAM will be an international center of learning where individuals, families, and groups will advance their understanding and appreciation of American History, particularly the role of African-American in creating the country and world we know today. The IAAM will cover a vast cultural and religious landscape while portraying the story of slavery, war, civil rights and tragedy. The International African American Museum will also be a source of great pride, an institute of excellence and a world-class Museum, not only for Charleston and South Carolina, but also for our country. For more information, please visit www.iaaMuseum.org.