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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 2021 Board of Directors:

Carol Bonner Becton-President, Rick Fisher-Vice President, James Copland IV - Treasurer, Dre' Nix - Secretary,

and Directors Tahira Copland, Brenda Carter George,         Joy Harsen, and Mike Williams.

AAHC Board Members and Guest Speakers an

February 2020 Community Forum at St. Peter’s AME Zion Church

with AAHC Leadership, Guest Speakers and Presenter

BOARD OF ADVISORS.

In Summer 2020 AAHC established its founding Board of Advisors.

Jacqueline B. Atkinson, Sabrina Bengel, Mark Best, 

Valerie Taylor-Best, Maria Cho, D'Aja Fulmore,

Bernard George, Jaki Shelton Green, Lynne Harakal, Edward Hood, Gerry King, Nelson McDaniel, Mickey Miller, George Oliver, Jaki Shelton Green, Larry Rosenstrauch,

Reverend Garry Slade, Timothy Thompson, Ben Watford

ADMINISTRATION.

Carrie Gallagher, Executive Director

Gayle Albertini, Gayleforce Design,

     Website Design & Marketing Manager

Edward Hood, Art Exhibition Curator

PARTNERS.

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

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St. Peter's AME Zion Church

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