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


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

Board of Directors

  • Jim Copland IV

  • Carol Bonner Becton

  • Tahira Coble Copland 

  • Rick Fisher

  • Brenda George                         

  • Andrea Nix

  • Mike Williams

Board of Advisors

  • Jacqueline Atkinson

  • Councilman Sabrina Bengel

  • Mark Best

  • Valerie Taylor Best

  • D’Aja Fulmore

  • Lynne Harakel

  • Gerry King

  • Nelson McDaniel

  • Mickey Miller

  • George Oliver

  • Jaki Shelton Green

  • Reverend Garry Slade

  • Edward Hood

  • Tim Thompson

  • Ben Watford


  • Carrie Gallagher, Executive Director 

  • Gayle Albertini, Gayleforce Design,
    Design & Marketing Manager

  • Edward Lee Hood, Art Exhibition Curator


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ADDRESS: PO BOX 1354, NEW BERN, NC, 28563-1354

PHONE: 252.665.0087

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