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Celebrating Diversity for Thirty-three (33) Years.

The African American Heritage Society, Inc. was founded September 12,1990 as a 501(c) 3 organization and has operated continuously with vision and purpose for thirty-three (33) years. 

Our mission is to preserve, promote, and integrate African American history, heritage, culture and diversity in Pensacola and the Greater Gulf Coast Region through education and the humanities, and to continue to lead the area in supporting and promoting Cultural Tourism in Northwest Florida.

Through quality programming, the African American Heritage Society ("the Society") has offered retrospective exhibits in the visual arts and humanities, performing arts programs, cultural festivals, as well as educational lectures, all highlighting a broad spectrum of the African American unique and creative influences and contributions to American life. 

Please click the link above entitled 'chronological history & record of events' for a listing of the many transformative presentations that we have presented in Pensacola and the surrounding Greater Gulf Coast Region.



The Historic "Coulson House" was built in 1865 and has been the Headquarters of the African American Heritage Society for twenty-two (22) years. Prior to our location here, we were at the Pensacola Cultural Center which is also in the Historical District, from 1990 to 2000. The above photo is of the entrance to the Gallery.

Non Discrimination Statement:

The African American Heritage Society, Inc. was also founded upon the principles of diversity and inclusion. The Society does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, ethnicity, color, sexual orientation, nor disability. Employment opportunities, membership, attendance and access to our center, gallery, programs, and events are open to ALL, and we invite you to join us.


Date:            Sunday, November 19, 2023

Time:           1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Place:          Pensacola State College 

No registration is required and this Community Event is Free of Charge

Refreshments will be served. 

Thank You

for attending our book club discussion

on Sunday, July 16, 2023

You made it a memorable event!


 Book Club Discussion on Sunday, July 16, 2023

Listening to this book on Audible, as read by Audra McDonald, actress and classically trained singer, is highly recommended.

Immediate Past Event - Sunday June 18, 2023

Friday, May 19, 2023

Board representative of the African American Heritage Society was honored to attend and speak at the memorial service of the beloved Mrs. Beatrice "Bea" Geltzeiler Belous, spouse of our late co-founder Mr.  Russell Belous.Russell Belous.

Honoring Women in History March 2023