Mission: To preserve, promote and develop the arts and culture of Black/African American peoples for all ages and backgrounds through public and educational programming  in performing, visual, literary, fine & decorative arts. Objectives / Goals:-To implement initiatives that present, preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans;

– To promote education and achievement, enhance learning, thinking and creativity through the arts and


– To nurture local/regional artists and provide an outlet for their work and creative expression;

– To serve as forum for the exchange of information and ideas;

– To be a leader in shaping public discourse about issues affecting the African American community so

that significant and lasting improvements can be made in our society.

Board of Directors
Cheryl Harry, CEO, Founder
Mütter Evans, Chair
James Hall, Vice Chair
Fleming El-Amin
Carol Davis
April Johnson
Luci Vaughn

Advisory Board
Dr. Sir Walter Mack, Jr.
Patricia Oliver
Monica Mack Covington, Committee Member At-Large

Marcus Harry
Brenda Sanders

Logo Design by Leo Rucker
Sankofa Bird – The sankofa symbol is a mythical bird that flies forward while looking back with and egg (symbolizing the future) in its mouth.  It appears frequently in traditional Akan art (Ghana, West Africa). It is widely used as an important symbol in the African American/African Diaspora context to represent the need to reflect on the past to build a successful future.