"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 2021 Board of Directors:
Carol Bonner Becton-President, Mike Williams-Vice President, James Copland IV - Treasurer, Dre' Nix - Secretary,
and Directors Tahira Coble Copland, Valerie Taylor Best, Rick Fisher, and Joy Harsen.
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,
Maria Cho, D'Aja Fulmore, Leesa Jones, 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,
Website Design & Marketing Manager
Edward Lee Hood, Art Exhibition Curator
AAHC is honored to work with these program partners, granting foundations and agencies.
St. Peter's AME Zion Church