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About Us
Our Story

"Harriet Tubman”, Michael Rosato 2019 Mural

HISTORY.

MISSION.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

In early 2018, a small group of community leaders gathered to begin conversations about African American heritage and culture in our region.  They were a cross-section of educators, nonprofit organization leaders, community residents, elected officials, religious leaders, long-time New Bern residents and individuals relatively new to the region. Their passion and resolve led to the formation of this 501C3 nonprofit organization.

The AAHC mission is "to actively present the historic impact and progression of African American heritage and culture in our region".

AAHC 2023 Board of Directors:

Mike Williams - President, Rosanne Wilson - Vice President, James Copland IV - Treasurer, Joy Harsen - Secretary,

and Directors Carol Bonner Becton, Tahira Coble Copland, Valerie Taylor Best, Rick Fisher and Blake Wiggs.

The Board of Directors meets monthly and is guided by AAHC Bylaws, Policies and Procedures.  The Officers are elected by the Board of Directors.  Officers serve a single year term with the option of being elected to serve a second year.  Members of the Board of Directors serve three-year terms and may be elected to a second three-year term.

AAHC is a 501C3 NC Nonprofit Organization.  Contact us if you are interested in joining the Board of Directors.  We accept nominations throughout the year.  Send your questions to info@AfricanAmericanHeritageandCulture.org.

BOARD OF ADVISORS.

Board of Advisors:

Jacqueline B. Atkinson, Sabrina Bengel, Mark Best, 

Maria Cho, D'Aja Fulmore, Leesa Jones, Bernard George, Jaki Shelton Green, Lynne Harakal, Edward Hood,        Gerry King, Nelson McDaniel, Mickey Miller, Andrea Nix, George Oliver, Jaki Shelton Green, Reverend Garry Slade, and Ben Watford.

The AAHC Board of Directors established its Board of Advisors to support occasional and specific needs of the organization. 

 

Advisors are elected to the Board of Advisors by the Board of Directors and may serve multiple years.

ADMINISTRATION.

PARTNERS.

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Carrie Gallagher, Executive Director

Gayle Albertini, Gayleforce Design, Website Design

Edward Lee Hood, Art Exhibition Curator

AAHC is honored to work with these program partners, granting foundations and agencies.

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St. Cyprian Episcopal Church

St. Peter's AME Zion Church

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