About the Afro-American Heritage Center

Door Of No Return, Elmina Castle, Ghana

Our Mission

Established June 14, 2006, activities of the Afro-American Heritage Center (AAHC) are ‘Raising the Value of History & Culture’ by promoting educational programs based on American History from the Afro-American perspective.  

Organizational Structure

The Afro-American Heritage Center is an Illinois not-for-profit organization and 501 (c) (3) community-based organization operating with an executive board of three. The AAHC is a non-political organization. 


There is always an expense to the programs offered (i.e. possible venue expense, film rentals, honorariums) and depending on the contractual agreement with the various filmmakers or studios, charging even a modest fee is not an option without additional percentages paid. 

When appropriate, the organization solicits at-will donations but usually the cost of the event is covered by its current executive board members. Please see Support Our Programs below on how you can donate. 

Location and Hours of Operation

Due to funding, the organization has no facility open to the public. All programming is held in various location throughout the Quad Cities area such as the public libraries and schools. 

Planning Committee Volunteers Needed!

Are you available? The purpose of the Program Planning Committee is to work with the Board of Directors in developing educational programs based on the mission of the organization. 

Volunteers must be 18-years of age or older, live in the Quad Cities area and may be subjected to a background check. You may also visit our site on VolunteerMatch.com

Committee members serve at the pleasure of the Executive board and may serve a period of one year or less.  Please use the Contact Us information below for more information or questions. 

Contact Us

Mailing Address

Afro-American Heritage Center

1611 12th Avenue

Rock Island, Illinois 61201

Phone: (309) 786-8283 

              M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

E-mail: aahc@afrolegacy.org

Support Our Programs

  Annually members of the Afro-American Heritage Center have a goal to host a minimum of four programs, which are primarily documentary screenings and discussions. Periodically these presentations include guest authors, filmmakers and historians who bring additional depth to these presentations. Your donation keeps our programming active. 


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