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About Us
Our Story

"Harriet Tubman”, Michael Rosato 2019 Mural

HISTORY.

MISSION.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

BOARD OF ADVISORS.

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".

Executive Committee:

Mike Williams: President, Rosanne Wilson: Vice President

Joy Harsen: Secretary, James Copland IV: Treasurer

Directors:

Carol Bonner Becton, Valerie Taylor Best, 

Tahira Coble Copland, Victor Dove, Rick Fisher, Blake Wiggs

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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