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The International African American Museum receives a half a million dollar donation from an African-American woman named Carolyn Hunter. (She could have invested in bitcoin.) [VIDEO]

Carolyn Hunter's story exemplifies the greatness of America as she started from the bottom. After graduating from community college, she began her career as a grill worker at McDonald's. By the time she turned 25 she was working as a supervisor at four to five different locations in the city of New York. The owner Carolyn worked for is the person she credits as a mentor. he is an African-American man who she vocally recognizes.

'He inspired me to see what I could do to become an owner,' she proclaims

Iaamuseum.org reports that her story is remarkable.

She saved seventy-five thousand dollars in five years. Hunter didn't want to stay in New York so she bought her first McDonald's in Moncks Corner in South Carolina. Now she owns a total of three fast-food restaurants. Along with Moncks Corner, she owns one in Ladson and a restaurant in Summerville. "Carolyn Hunter story is the definition of the American dream," said IAAM president and CEO Michael Boulware Moore.

The cost of building the museum totals 75 million and expects to break ground early next year. "I think it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring something that is so important to light," Hunter said.

The International African American Museum will be constructed on Gadsden Wharf, which is the location where over half of the African-American slaves passed. It's an area that will be transformed into a place of courage and hope, creating a landmark of achievement.

Donations from a variety of non-profits, the state of South Carolina, and the city of Charleston brings the museum within six million of its goal. Still, Miss Hunter's donation is the largest individual donation.

Carolyn Hunter has a lot of credits. She established the Rachel Hunter Thompson Memorial Scholarship fund in honor of her mother. She also serves on boards at the Trident Technical College Foundation, Charleston Southern University Board of Visitors, Trident United Way, and the Ronald McDonald House of Charities in Charleston, South Carolina. She's also the president of C & A Unlimited, Inc.

Carolyn Hunter is not just a role model for African-Americans

She's not just a role model for women. She is a woman who represents what can be achieved in America. No matter what color or gender, with hard work, dedication, and a good heart, anything can be achieved. For more acts of kindness click here. [VIDEO]