AAHC is a dynamic center which actively presents the historic impact & progression of African American heritage & culture in our region.  AAHC is a 501C3 education and advocacy nonprofit organization. 

Who We Are
Our Story
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OUR LEADERSHIP.

AAHC is guided by a cross-section of organization leaders, elected officials, religious leaders, writers, long-time New Bern residents, individuals relatively new to the region, educators, musicians, poets and artists.  These individuals share a passion for our mission.

Board of Directors

  • Carol Bonner Becton

  • Jim Copland

  • Tahira Coble Copland 

  • Rick Fisher

  • Brenda Carter George                         

  • Joy Harsen

  • Dre' Nix

  • Mike Williams

Board of Advisors

  • Jacqueline B. Atkinson

  • Sabrina Bengel

  • Mark Best

  • Valerie Taylor-Best

  • D’Aja Fulmore

  • Bernard George

  • Lynne Harakal

  • Gerry King

  • Nelson McDaniel

  • Mickey Miller

  • George Oliver

  • Jaki Shelton Green

  • Reverend Garry Slade

  • Edward Hood

  • Tim Thompson

  • Ben Watford

Administration

  • Carrie Gallagher, Executive Director 

  • Gayle Albertini, Gayleforce Design,
    Website Design & Marketing Manager

  • Edward Hood, Art Exhibition Curator