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

Who We Are
Our Story
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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 leaders share a passion for our mission.

Board of Directors

  • Mike Williams, President

  • Roseanne Wilson, Vice President

  • James Copland IV, Treasurer

  • Joy Harsen, Secretary

  • Carol Bonner Becton

  • Valerie Taylor Best

  • Tahira Coble Copland 

  • Victor Dove

  • Rick Fisher                         

  • Blake Wiggs

  • Angela Wilson

Board of Advisors

  • Jacqueline B. Atkinson

  • Sabrina Bengel

  • Mark Best

  • Maria Cho

  • D’Aja Fulmore

  • Bernard George

  • Lynne Harakal

  • Edward Hood

  • Gerry King

  • Nelson McDaniel

  • Mickey Miller

  • Andrea Nix

  • George Oliver

  • Jaki Shelton Green

  • Reverend Garry Slade

  • Ben Watford


  • Carrie Gallagher, Executive Director 

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

  • Edward Lee Hood, Art Exhibition Curator

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