We hope you're enjoying Fall!

The NC African American Heritage Commission has experienced a lot of excitement in this new season. Keep reading to learn more!

Seeking an Oasis...

This Summer, the AAHC was awarded an IMLS grant for Green Books' "Oasis Spaces": African American Travel in NC, 1936-1966. The project will explore how African Americans navigated state-wide travel during the Jim Crow Era.

Click below to read more about the project. 

If you have memories of traveling during this era, let us know! Just email

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African American Cultural Festival 2017


This year, we were a proud presenting sponsor of the 7th Annual African American Cultural Festival! The festival took place in Downtown Raleigh on Labor Day Weekend. 

Our team has expanded!


Michelle Lanier, Executive Director of the AAHC, is happy to announce two new additions to the AAHC team:

Angela Thorpe
Associate Director
Sylvia West
Constituent Affairs Liaison

Michelle, Angela, and Sylvia look forward to connecting with you in the coming months as they work to re-activate the AAHC's mission and vision. 

Looking ahead...

There is so much to look forward to in this new season!
Here's what you can expect from us, and from some of our partners, in the coming weeks. 
We're coming to a city near you! 
As we begin to explore the future of the AAHC, we will be seeking your input!
Keep an eye on your inbox for dates and registration information. 

We are proud to support Threads of Africa at the NC Museum of Art!

Click here for event details.
Join us in Charlotte for a weekend with the
Slave Dwelling Project.

Purchase tickets here.

Click here for weekend details.

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