Commission on African-American History, Heritage and Culture

Organized for the purpose of researching, investigating, discovering, preserving, collecting, cataloging, and celebrating African American culture, history, historical areas, sites and / or landmarks of focus in the county through collaboration with the Cape Fear Museum, New Hanover County Library, City of Wilmington Commission on African American History, NAACP, Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, UNCW, the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, and other institutions, agencies, and individuals with historical knowledge and expertise.

The commission shall educate the community on historical areas and/or landmarks, and establish programs and initiatives that preserve and protect New Hanover County's African American history, heritage, arts, and culture. The commission shall collaborate with the City of Wilmington Commission on African American History on special events and projects.

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