John's Island Regional Library
Gadsden's Wharf was created in the 1760s as a privately-owned facility for the loading and unloading of transatlantic cargo. During the final years of the legal importation of African slaves into the U.S., however, Gadsden's Wharf served as the principal landing site for ships bringing Africans to Charleston. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a review of the history of this important site where the International African American Museum will be built.