This is your Cultural Center Administrator Blanche Valentine with a few updates. First and foremost, your President, Board Chair and the Joint Boards are concerned for everyone's safety, and with that in mind along with the City and State requesting a "Stay At Home Order," our Center will be closed until further notice. All classes and meetings, [...]
Young performers joined the chorus of Black historians who showed that the African American experience did not begin with slavery. The participants in “The Beginning…Before We Were African-Americans” – the 17th Annual Youth Black History Reality Show’s theme – focused on the African continent. Click here to read the entire article.
Flagler youth program delves deeply into African history (Link to article in the Palm Coast Observer))
AACS 2020 Youth Reality Program presented at the African American Cultural Society Center February 16, 2020.
The African American Cultural Society (AACS) continues to make great progress in revitalizing our beautiful center. Under the leadership of President Joe Matthews and our Board of Directors' Chair Edmund G. Pinto, Jr, we recently completed the painting of the entire interior, installed a new air conditioning system, installed a new picture-hanging system, thanks to Mr. Richard [...]
What a great day at AACS. The people were great, the facility was great, and the food was simply outstanding. Most of the attendees went back for seconds! The caterer, Mr. Charles Mallory and his staff prepared a New Year's lunch with the appropriate food for the New Years' holiday: blackeyed peas, rice, greens, chicken, beef and [...]
The 2019 Kwanzaa celebration was held today December 29 at AACS. The event was well attended. "The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration" a film by M.K. Asante, Jr. narrated by Maya Angelou was presented. All seven core principles were presented today: Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. [...]
Daytona Times The magical moments of Christmas were reflected on local children's faces during the recent 26th Holiday Gift-Giving event. It was a party that the AACS (African American Cultural Society) members threw to favor smiles of holiday joy from kids in Flagler County. It was delightfully festive with [...]
He advanced the cause of civil rights through the venerable Miami Times, the city’s most influential black newspaper, which his father founded in 1923. Once you open the post, click here to read the obituary.