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African American Heritage Society

June 18, 2019 - Juneteenth Event collaboration with Pensacola Network of Black Professionals, presentation by Dr. Marion Williams, Ph.D, about the history and purpose of Juneteenth at Cask & Flights Restaurant and Bar from 7:30 pm - 9:30pm.

April 27, 2019 - Pensacola History Talk: The Influence of African Americans on Pensacola during Spanish rule from DeLuna’s arrival in 1559 to 1821, from 2:00 p.m to 3:15 p.m. by Dr. Marion Williams, Ph.D, Historic Coulson House 200 Church Street. Reception to follow.

April 17, 2019 -African American Heritage Society Partners with Dickerson Literacy Initiatives providing Books to 4th Graders at O.J. Semmes Elementary School.  Story of Harriet Tubman presented by Executive Director Dr. Cheryl Howard.

March 23, 2019 - Reader's Ensemble Program “An Evening With the Reader's Ensemble” featuring readings“When Black Folk Was Colored” and recognition of the book editors Ms. Ora Will & Ms. Mamme Hixon at Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center, at 5pm. Welcome Reception from 4pm to 5pm.

February 23, 2019 - Brunch and Learn: The Green Book, historical presentation of the Green Book, by Dr. Cheryl Howard,  2pm 200 E. Church Street

January 12, 2019 - Gallery Talk: Dr. Don Shirley and the Green Book Movie by Arica L. Coleman, Ph.D., J. Earle Bowden Center Classroom, 120 East Church Street, Pensacola, Florida 32502, at 5pm; Reception following at Voices of Pensacola.

November 4, 2018 - Hagler Auditorium Performance at Pensacola State College, 4 pm, Underwood Avenue; Anita Singleton- Prather, master storyteller, bringing the Gullah culture to life through her character Aunt Pearlie Sue!

November 3, 2018 - Foo Foo Festival Event: Children’s Workshop 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, at Ebonwood Community Center, 3511 W. Scott Street,  Gullah folk traditions through oral stories, arts, crafts and interactive presentations with Aunt Pearlie Sue. 

November 2, 2018 - Foo Foo Festival Storyteller's Circle, "The Gullah Experience"

February 24. 2018 -Tea & Genealogy Program - Coulson House

February 23, 2018 - AAHS Heritage Leaders Poetry Social, Coulson House

February 21, 2018 - African American History Presentation at NAS Cory Station

February 17, 2018 - AAHS Readers Ensemble performs at the Navy NEX Annex/Cory Mall

February 1, 2018 -AAHS online Heritage Children’s Book Drive launched

January 27, 2018 - Tea & Genealogy Program - Coulson House

November 5, 2017 - Storytellers Circle” The Color of Courage (Theatrical presentation) UWF, CFPA, (Foo Foo Festival event) *

September 15, 2017 - Annual Membership Meeting, AAHS: Kate Coulson House, 7pm

August 16, 2017 - Heritage Leaders Meeting, Kate Coulson House, 6:30pm

July 10-14, 2017 - Heritage Scholars History Summer Camp, Kate Coulson House

June 17, 2017 -WBFWC (Volume VI) Book Signing, Reception & Unveiling, Heritage Hall, 6:30 pm

December 2, 2016 - The AAHS presents Dr. Calvin A. Ramsey, in a special presentation

“The Chronicles of The Negros Motorist Green Book,” Old Church, 10:45 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. The presentation is part of the Old Spanish Trail Assoc. Centennial Celebration Conference

November 6, 2016 - Foo Foo Festival Showcase: Storytellers Circle: An Evening of Oral Traditions, featuring Diane Ferlatte. UWF CFPA Music Hall, 7pm-9pm

September 30, 2016 - Annual Membership Meeting & Reception, Kate Coulson House

August 26, 2016 - In Loving Memory of Erma Granat, AAHS Manager. Nineteen Years of Dedicated Service.

August 18, 2016 - AAHS Readers Ensemble performs at Pensacola Yacht Club,  Rotary Presentation.

July 11-15, 2016 - Heritage Scholars History Summer Camp, 9am – 4pm, (AAHS/ Kate Coulson House, 200 E Church St.)

April 9-10, 2016 - WSRE TV broadcast of the Charlene Gilbert Interview

April, 2016 - Heritage Scholars Saturday Program (Every Saturday in April)

March 5, 2016 - Vanishing Occupations: (Black Farmers) presented by Charlene Gilbert, Professor and Award wining Documentary Producer. Presented in collaboration with Florida Humanities Council and Pensacola State college, Location: PSC Hagler Auditorium

March 5, 2016 - WSRE TV Interview with Charlene Gilbert filmed at WSRE TG Studio B

February 20, 2016 – Black History Month Program, AAHS Readers Ensemble performs at NAS Navy/Exchange Pensacola Mall

November 7, 2015 – Isaac Murphy, “Prince of Jockeys”, Presented by Dr. Pellom Mcdaniels, at The Earle Bowden Building, 7pm. Sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council.

October, 2015 – WSRE TV “Aware Program showcase of the AAHS 25th Anniversary Celebration aired October 10, 11, 24 and 25th on WSRE TV. Taped live, Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio.

September 12, 2015 – AAHS 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration at the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio, (WSRE TV Complex) 5:30 pm

September 17-19, 2015 – “By These Hands” Weekend Workshop with guest speakers highlighting the Vernacular Markers of Pensacola’s Historic African American Cemeteries. Co-sponsored with the UWF Archaeological Institute and the UWF Historic Trust (Program presented at various locations)

July 6-10, 2015 – The AAHS hosts the Heritage Scholars summer History Camp (Monday – Friday, 9-12 noon)

June 20, 2015 – The AAHS hosts Book signing Celebration for Georgia Smith, author of “Elizabeth Finds Freedom For Christmas”. Location: E.S. Cobb Community Center (601 E. Mallory St.) 1-2:30 pm.

May 18-20, 2015 – AAHS scheduled to participate at the Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network (FAAHPN) conference, May 18-20th, 2015, Tallahassee Florida.

April, 2015 – The AAHS hosts the Heritage Scholars Saturday History Camp (Every Saturday during April, 1-3pm)

February 26th, 2015 – The AAHS Readers Ensemble performs at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts. The Ensemble performs selections from the book series “When Black Folks Was Colored”. This collaborative event showcased photojournalist Art Shay’s exbibit titled “Integration of Civil Rights” and featured narratives provided by the Visual Arts Faculty and students.

February 21, 2015 – The AAHS kicks of the Heritage Scholars Pilot Program An 8-week interactive program offering instructions on African American History to public school students. Location: The AAHS Kate Coulson House, Time: 1-4 pm

February 21, 2015 – AAHS Readers Ensemble will perform at the Annual Navy exchange Black History Month Awareness program. Time: 12 noon – 1:30 pm. Location: Navy Mall Exchange.

February 20, 2015 – AAHS Historian and Board Member Latricia Gil- Brown, was a guest speaker at the Pace Center for Girls. Presentation: “Celebrating Glorious Black History Month”

November 16, 2014 – AAHS presents the Storytellers Slam Fest at Voices of Pensacola. Featuring Northwest Florida Poet Laureates Jamey Jones and Julie DeMarko. Also, Readers from the AAHS Readers Ensemble and West Florida Literary Federation.

September 6, 2014 – AAHS scheduled to participate at the UWF Educators Diversity Conference

August 8, 2014 – Site visit scheduled for Impact 100 grant process

August 6, 2014 – AAHS scheduled to submit FHC grant application for Oral History project

July 14, 2014 – AAHS submits letter of support for the Jazz Society Of Pensacola (JSOP) to FL Div. Of Cultural Affairs

July 2014 – AAHS conducts tours of the Coulson House and various locations to several groups & tourists throughout the summer

June 25, 2014 - AAHS welcomes Michael Lane, WFPL to the Coulson House (Collaboration project: Street Museum)

June 19-20, 2014 – AAHS participates at FAAHPN Training held in Jacksonville FL

June 12, 2014 – AAHS recognizes the passing of Ruby Dee, legendary actress, civil rights activist and one of the original financial contributors to the renovation of the Kate Coulson House, home of the African American Heritage Society.

June 2, 2014 – AAHS welcomes Steve Hayes, Director of the Visitor Information Center to the Coulson House

May 19-20, 2014 – AAHS participates at FAAHPN “Commemorative celebration”, Tallahassee Fl.

April 30, 2014 – AAHS submits LOI for Impact 100 grant

April 15, 2014 – AAHS participates at the Community tourism Meeting held in Belmont Devilliers

April 11, 2014 – AAHS submits Member Progress Report to FAAHPN

March 15, 2014 – AAHS presents Dr. Rick Kittles, Co- founder African Ancestry.com “Who Are Your People” (Tracing Your family Tree) FHC program. Lecture and “Roots Reveal Ceremony: held at the Hagler Auditorium, Pensacola State College

March 15, 2014 – WSRE TV taping, AAHS & Dr. Rick Kittles appear on AWARE “Profile; program. Hosted by Dee Dee Sharp

February 21 & 22, 2014 – AAHS Film & Discussion Series held at the Coulson House (Films: Civil Rights Martyrs & Miles of Smiles)

February 22, 2014 – AAHS Readers Ensemble performs at Navy Exchange Annex

February 14, 2014 – AAHS Readers Ensemble performs at Navy Aerospace Institute Auditorium

·         (Feb. 8th, Magic Showcase at Heritage Hall)

·         (Feb. 7th, Lecture at Pensacola State College)

February 7 & 8, 2014 – Soulful Magic! Featuring Master Magician & Illusionist William Gross

December 2013 – Civil Rights Film Showcase in Celebration of Kwanzaa

October 4, 2013 – Florida Humanities Council Series Lecture – “Before Jamestown: Europeans, Africans, and Indians in La Florida, 1513-1607” Dr. J. Michael Francis

August 22, 2013 – AAHS participated at the Community Fair held at Pensacola State College

July 16, 2013 – AAHS partners with West Florida Literary Federation to present: “Art In Motion”, scheduled for October 24, 2013

June 1, 2013 – AAHS “Readers” Invited to perform selections of “When Black Folks Was Colored” at the Bagdad Museum in Bagdad Florida

April 29, 2013 – Request by Warrington Middle school to Implement selections from “When Black Folks Was Colored” as part of a unit of study.

April 9, 2013 – AAHS “Readers” performs selections of “When Black Folk Was Colored” at St. joseph’s Church

February 28, 2013 – Final showing of VIVA 500 Touring exhibit “A Route In Search of Roots”

February 20, 2013 – Copies of “When Black Folks Was Colored” CD’s presented as gifts to Escambia County Middle Schools and High Schools

February 16, 2013 – Students and parents from St. Joseph’s Church tour the AAHS to view the VIVA 500 Exhibit “A Route In Search of Roots”

February 15, 2013 – AAHS “Readers” perform selections from “When Black Folks Was Colored” at the Navy Exchange, Annual Black History Month Program.

February 9, 2013 – The U.S. Army “D” Company, 344 Military Intelligence Battalion visit the AAHS to view the Exhibit “A Route In Search of Roots”

February 9, 10, 23 ,24, 2013 - February Black History Month, Aware/WSRE airs highlights of Belmont Devilliers documentary, Produced by Robin Reshard. Sponsored by the African American Heritage Society

February 8, 2013 – Students from the Christian Academy visit the AAHS to view the VIVA 500 Exhibit “A Route In search of Roots”.

January 25, 2013 – Taped a segment of AWARE/WSRE TV featuring highlights from the documentary Belmont Devilliers…The Making of a Neighborhood produced by Robin Reshard. Sponsored by the African American Heritage Society

January 12, 2013 – Opening Reception for the VIVA Florida 500 touring Exhibit “A Route In Search of Roots” on display at the AAHS until February 28th

December 2, 2012 – CD Launch and Showcase, presented at Heritage Hall. Various dignitaries, elected officials and community leaders recognized for their support of the African American Heritage Society

July/August, 2012 – The African American Heritage Society arranges guided tours of the Pensacola Florida Black Heritage Trail

June 7, 2012 – The African American Heritage Society becomes Fiscal Sponsor of the documentary Belmont Devilliers...The Making Of A Neighborhood produced by Robin Reshard

June 2, 2012 - The African American Heritage Society presented “When Black Folks Was Colored” at the Bagdad Museum for the Bagdad Preservation Historical Society.

March 3, 2012 – Florida Humanities Council Series “The African Presence in Spanish Florida. “Looking for Angola, “Vickie Oldham (Part III)

January 16, 2012 – Florida Humanities Council Series “The African Presence in Spanish Florida. “Fort Mose’,”

 Dr. Jane Landers (Part II)

October 15, 2011 – Florida Humanities Council Series “The African Presence in Spanish Florida: “Black Seminoles, “Dr. Rosalyn Howard (Part I)

October 8, 2011 – AAHS Board Retreat (Part II)

September 25, 2011 – AAHS Live CD Recording of “When Black Folks Was Colored” (Earle Bowden Building)

September 23, 2011 – AAHS appears on WSRE-TV Program “Aware”

March 26, 2011 – Florida Humanities Council / Series II: Black Jacks (Black Seafarers)

March 13, 2011 – Women’s History Program, Earle Bowden Building

March 12, 2011 – AAHS Board Retreat (Part I)

February 19, 2011 - Florida Humanities Council / Series II: History of the Black Pirates Lecture / Dr. Marvin Dunn, Earle Bowden Building

February 13, 2011 – Unveiling of Vol. 5 “When Black Folks Was Colored” (Book Presentation & Readings)

January 15, 2011 – Pullman Porters Lecture, Dr. Vibert White, Earle Bowden Building

January 14, 2011 – Florida Humanities Council Program Series I: Dangerous Occupations – Pullman Porters Movie: Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle, Hosted by Pensacola State College

December 2010 – Holiday

November 2010 – Holiday

September 2010 – 20th Anniversary Open House & Reception

March – April 2010 – Rosewood Training Exhibit on display at the AAHS (Coulson House) Headquarters

March 2010 – AAHS presents Florida Humanities Lecture “Rosewood” by Dr. Maxine Jones, Earle Bowden Building Classroom.

June 2009 - Provided guided tours of the Pensacola Black Heritage Trail for several out-of-town groups and PJC Project Challenge Student Program.

May 2008 – Gallery Night exhibited five sculptures of Constance Bergfors, painter and sculptor. Bergfors presented the Bergfors presented the gift of one of her sculptures. “Memories of Africa” to the AAHS.

March 2008 – Donald Polk Ph.D., J.D., presented lecture on the “The Photography of P.H. Polk.” Co- sponsored with the Florida Humanities Council.

March 2008 – Gala premiere of pilot of “The Florida Black Heritage Trail” television series, presented in partnership with PJC. Showcased at WSRE Amos Studios (Segments 1-4)

March 2008 – Zora Neale Hurston, writer, poet and folklorist, presented in a dramatic portrayal by Phyliss McEvven. Co-Sponsored with the Florida Humanities Council.

March 2008 – Gallery Night featured P. H. Polk collection of photographs

Presented music by Jazz and R&B Band “Will - Inspire”

February 2008 – “All That Chocolate – All That Jazz,” annual fundraiser and silent auction.

January – March 2008 – Exhibit of a collection of 30 photographs by P.H. Polk, official photographer of and professor at Tuskegee University. AAHS co-sponsored the exhibit with the Florida Humanities Council.

October 2007 – 4th Annual Pensacola International Film Festival, sponsor and partner; hosted reception for Jon T. Anderson, film maker and producer of The Tuskegee Airmen.

September 2007 – Annual Meeting and 3rd Heritage Awards Ceremony. Showcased Segment II: Florida Black Heritage Travel Series.

June 2007 – “Al Martin and Friends in Concert” and reception presented in partnership with PJC.

January 2007 – “Further Down the Road,” dramatization, written and presented by Bob Devin Jones on the lives of four Florida Highwaymen artists, Alfred Hair, Harold Newton, Ellis Buckner, and Livingston Roberts. Performance held at PJC Hagler Auditorium.

January 2007 – “A Taste of Art; Chocolate After Dark” reception for Gary Monroe, art historian and writer; followed by “A Conversation with Gary Monroe: The Florida Highwaymen”

January – February 2007 – “Backdrops to Blacktops”: Exhibit of Paintings of the Florida Highwaymen. Four artist’s works shown were Alfred Hair, James Gibson, Harold Newton and Samuel D. Newton.

November 2006 – VIP Reception honoring actor Ossie Davis and showing of Purlie Victorious during the Film Festival.

November 2006 – Partnered with the Pensacola Film Commission for the 3rd Annual Pensacola Film Festival; AAHS presented trailer of The Florida Black Heritage Trail TV series pilot in partnership with PJC and the Pensacola Bay Area Convention & Visitors Bureau; and trailer of Lillie and Leander, a film about a tragic lynching in Pensacola followed by an unknown number of slayings of black men in northern Escambia County.

September 2006 – Annual Meeting and 2nd Annual Heritage Awards Ceremony

May 2006 – “Wine and Cheese Jitney Ride into History,” a tour of “African American Heritage Trail” sites. Music by David Suhor’s Jazz Trio.   

January 2006 – Partnered with Pensacola Junior College to present The Jazz Story: African Roots, American Branches, a lecture by Dr. Charles Suhor, co-sponsored by the AAHS, the Florida Humanities Council and the PJC Black History Committee.

September 2005 – Annual Meeting and the 1st Awards Ceremony

February 2005 – Partnered with the University of West Florida to present Guy Davis (son of actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis), blues artist and composer, in concert “Low Down Cool Blues,” and blues workshops at Brownsville and Warrington Middle Schools.

December 2004 – Luncheon launched images in Black, Volume I, A Pictorial History of Black Pensacola, compiled and edited by Ora Wills; and honored families in the book.

2003 – 2004 – Began research and development of the Florida Black Heritage Trail Television Pilot in partnership with Pensacola Junior College and the Pensacola Junior College and the Pensacola Bay Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Segment I: Pensacola, Segment II: Tallahassee

2002 – Partnered with Pensacola Bay Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and Pensacola Junior College to publish the first “Pensacola African American Heritage Trail Brochure.”

2001 – Research begins for Heritage Trail Brochure

November 2000 – Neena Freelon in Concert, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

September 2000 – The Kate Coulson House becomes the official headquarters of the African American Heritage Society.

1999 – “No Better Blues”

1998 – “The Pulse of the Delta”

January 1998 – Launched Capital Campaign to renovate the Kate Coulson House in Historic Pensacola Village.

October 10-11, 1997 – Fourth Annual African-American Heritage Festival. VIVA BAHIAI – Evening of the Humanities, Oct. 10 Pensacola Cultural Center; Children’s Celebration and Festival, Oct. 11, Bayfront Auditorium.

March 1, 1997 – Sponsored Alfred Walker, bass baritone in “Elijah” presented by the Choral Society of Pensacola, the Pensacola Jewish Federation, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, and the African-American Heritage Society.

February 15, 1997 – AZUKA CABARET IV-Guy Davis In Concert, “Down Home Blues,” Pensacola Cultural Center, Pensacola Little Theatre.

February 1997 – Celebrate Black History Month, Pensacola Cultural Center, sponsored by the African American Heritage Society, Pensacola Cultural Center, Pensacola Little Theatre, WBQP TV-12.

December 7, 1996 – Our Voices Are Many, African-American Readings – The Poetry and Prose of Famous and Local African-Americans sponsored by the African American Heritage Society and Readers and Writers, Ink.

November 18-22, 1996 – Partners in Education Project: Karen-Kaia Livers’ “Creative Dramatic” residency. Presentation at Brownsville Academy of Arts and Sciences Middle School with one show at C.A. Weis Elementary.

October 5, 1996 – Gala Benefit for the African-American Heritage Society’s Coulson House Project sponsored by State Representative Buzz Ritchie to honor U.S. Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek, 17th District of Florida.

September 18-19, 1996 – Partners in Education Project: Michael Frith, “Dr. I Wonder’s Science Circus.” Presentations at C.A. Weis Elementary and Brownsville Academy of Arts and Sciences Middle School.

August 1996 – Bahia Foodways Celebration. Progressive Bahian Feast.

May 25, 1996 – AZUKA CABARET III – Duke Ellington Orchestra, Pensacola Saenger Theatre.

March 1996 – Women’s History Month Activities.

February 1996 – Speakers Bureau for Black History Month.

December 31, 1995 – First Night Pensacola Participation.

December 1, 1995 – Readers Showcase/Book Signing “When Black Folks Was Colored” –Volume III.

October 12-13, 1995 – “Akbarlmhotep Jazzman Meets Rapper” – Residences at C.A. Weis and A.A. Dixon Elementary Schools, Brownsville Middle School, and UWF Commons Auditorium.

September 29, 1995 – Sixth Annual Members Meeting – Speaker for exhibit “Spirit Cloths of Africa” – Pensacola Museum of Art.

September 27, 1995 – Appointment of second executive director, Doris C. Munoz

August 10-13, 1995 – Third Annual African American Heritage Festival – “The Sea Islands Legacy.”

May 6, 1995 – Second Annual Fundraiser – AZUKA CABARET: “A Taste of New Orleans – It’s HOT” – Museum of Commerce.

March 12, 1995 – Women’s History Month: Dr. Margaret Thompson: “We Are Inferior to None,” Pensacola Junior College.

March 5, 1995 – Reception and Autograph Party for Alvin Alley Dancers.

February 1995 – High School Presentations by the authors of When Black Folks Was Colored.

January 27, 1995 – Junebug Jabbo Jones – Theater Presentation – UWF Mainstage Theater – total 385 in attendance.

January 26, 1995 – Junebug Jabbo Jones – Residency at C. A. Weis Elementary School – total of 850 in attendance.

December 2, 1994 – Book Signing and Readers Showcase for “When Black Folks Was Colored” – Volume II – total of 135 in attendance

October 28, 1994 – “What is African in African-American Religion?” – Dr. Arthur Hollist Annual Members Meeting – total of 57 in attendance

August 11-13, 1994 – Second Annual Heritage Festival – “The Caribbean Connection” – total of 4,157 in attendance.

June 4, 1994 – Annual Board Retreat, groundwork for strategic planning.

April 30, 1994 – AZUKA CABARET – Pensacola Grand Hotel – Annual Fundraiser, 125 persons in attendance.

April 1 – May 15, 1994 – One-woman art show- Willie C. Mines- Pensacola Cultural Center Art Gallery.

March 11, 1994 – Tommy Scott Young spins Magical Tales – UWF Commons Auditorium. Performed for 800 children at C. A. Weis Elementary School.

March 6, 1994 – “History Heritage and Hurston” – Women’s History Month – PJC Hagler Auditorium, N.Y. Nathiri, Executive Director, Eatonville Project.

February 13, 1994 – “Sunday Afternoon With Richard Fields” – Collaboration with Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Pensacola High School.

December 17, 1994 – Book-signing, Reception and Readings from “When Black Folks Was Colored”, publication by the AAHS.

November 23, 1993 – Appointment of Development Officer, Doris C. Munoz

November 5, 1993 – Annual members’ Meeting – Richard K. Dozier, lecture on African-American Architecture history, Pensacola Cultural Center.

August 12, 14, 1993 – First Annual Heritage Festival – “Celebrate the Motherland” – Street Festival held in Seville Square, over 1,500 in attendance.

March 1993 – Board Retreat – Management stabilization program initiated.

March 1993 – “An Evening with Mr. Samuel Hagan” – a celebration of the Negro Spiritual as an art form, Pensacola Junior College.

February 6, 1993 – “X: Firebrand of Freedom” – Charles Pace through the Florida Humanities Council.

January 19, 1993 – Presentation of world premiere of the chamber opera “Story of Harriet Tubman” – collaboration with Pensacola Opera and UWF.

November 13, 1992 – Annual Members Meeting – Art Exhibit: Xavier Amiama, background lecture “Haitian Cultural Legacy,” by Dr. Jean C. Brierre.

September 18, 1992 – Received the first 1,000 copies for “A is For African Art” – a pilot study book written for the AAHS by Dr. Fulwylie.

July 12, 1992 – Grand Opening Celebration with over two-hundred (200) in attendance at the Pensacola Cultural Center.

June, 1992 – First grant to aid in development of cultural material for the Escambia County School System – “A is For African Art.”

May 13, 1992 – First State Grant award from Division of Cultural Affairs.

May 1, 1992 – New home for the Society: Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson Street, Suite 204.

April 29, 1992 – The appointment of an Executive Director and election of a new President, Board of Directors.

March 6, 1992 – Richard Fields in Concert – Center for Fine and Performing Arts, UWF

November 15, 1991 – First of AAHS lecture series – Dr. Emma Waters Dawson, FAMU, “Image of African-American Woman in the Color Purple.”

September 25, 1991 – Second Annual Members Meeting. Opening of exhibit “Members Collect African Art” at the Pensacola Museum.

July 12, 1991 – First People Cultural Tour – Roots and Wings – A Cultural Book Place in Montgomery, Alabama.

July, 1991 – Became a non-profit corporation through receipt of 501(c)3 status.

April – May 4, 1991 – First Exhibition – Richard A. Twine, first black photographer in St. Augustine, Florida – T.T. Wentworth Museum.

January 26, 1991 – AAHS Inaugural Presentation: “A Taste of African-American Piano Music” with Gail Davis-Barnes, Pianist, UWF Music Hall.

November 28, 1990 – First Annual Members Meeting held at the Executive Club. Eleven people were in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Epps, Dr. and Mrs. Goodman, Dr. R. Belous, Mr. J. Bankston, Mrs. Cheryl Howard and Dr. Christine Fulwylie.

November, 1990 – First monetary grant request submitted to Northwest Florida Arts Council.

September 26, 1990 – First Board Meeting, election of officers and the filing of incorporation papers at the Pensacola Cultural Center.

September 12, 1990 – Received the Florida Department of State Incorporation Certificate.

August 6, 1990 – The election of temporary officers and the naming of the organization at the offices of Dr. Goodman. Founders of the African American Heritage Society are: Mr. Marshall Emerson, Mr. Kenneth Epps, Dr. Lornetta Epps, Dr. Omega Gardner, Dr. Russell Belous, Mrs. Antoinette Goodman, Dr. Percy Goodman, Attorney Cheryl Howard and Dr. Christine Fulwylie.

January 17, 1990 – First structural meeting where several persons discussed the possibilities for the success of a Black cultural organization. 

200 Church Street

Pensacola, FL 32502

 (850) 469 -1456 

Email address:    aahspensacola@africanamericanheritagesociety.org


Monday:        Closed

Tuesday:        10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday:   10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday:      10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday:           10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday:       10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday:          Closed