Vail Couple Donates $500,000 To African American Museum

An African American museum planned in South Carolina has received a $500,000 gift from a Colorado couple.

The International African American Museum in Charleston announced Wednesday that Harry and Susan Frampton of Vail Valley, Colorado, have made the donation.

Harry Frampton is a Hartsville native who is founder and chairman of East West Partners in Colorado.

Susan Frampton is a Beaufort native and was a school teacher before moving to Colorado.
The museum announced last week it had reached its fundraising goal of $75 million. Former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley says the project is continuing to raise money to cover inflation and other expenses.

The museum is being built in Charleston, where nearly one half of all enslaved Africans arrived in North America. It is scheduled to open in 2020.