"Harriet Tubman”, Michael Rosato 2019 Mural
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 introduces is Board and 2021 Officers:
Carol Bonner Becton-President, Tahira Copland, James Copland IV - Treasurer, Rick Fisher-Vice President, Brenda Carter George, Joy Harsen, Talina Massey, Dre' Nix - Secretary, and Mike Williams.
February 2020 Community Forum, St. Peter’s AME Zion Church
AAHC Board Members with 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
Carrie Gallagher, Executive Director
Gayle Albertini, Gayleforce Design,
Design & Marketing Manager
Edward Hood, Art Exhibition Curator
Charles Tendell, Oral History Library Executive Producer
AAHC is honored to work with these program partners, granting foundations and agencies.
St. Peter's AME Zion Church