[image-1] The Gadsden, a new luxury condo community, will host a lecture from Michael B. Moore as part of its Field Notes lecture series this Thurs. April 19 at 5:30 p.m. Field Notes is a recurring series that chronicles Charleston’s rich culture and history while looking to the future (which, is of course, filled with luxury condo communities. But we digress).

Michael B. Moore is the CEO of the International African American Museum, a museum detailing and celebrating black culture that is set to open on Gadsden’s Wharf in 2020. At the Field Notes lecture, Moore will be talking about the exhibits that are planned for the museum.
[image-2] He is, himself, connected to American history; his great-great-grandfather was Robert Smalls, who famously commandeered a Confederate ship and turned it over to the Union while winning his freedom. Moore will also be featured in an upcoming episode of W. Kamau Bell’s United Shades of America on CNN about the Gullah Geechee people, set to air on Sun. May 13 at 10 p.m. [content-11] Drinks and light refreshments at the lecture series will be provided by Chef Marcus Middleton of Middleton Made Cuisines. Refreshments start at 5:30 p.m. and Moore will take the stage at 6 p.m.

Tickets to the lecture are $30 and all proceeds will be donated to the museum.