African American Cultural Society

The mission and purpose of the African American Cultural Society, Inc. are to preserve and perpetuate the cultural heritage of African Americans through educational, artistic, intellectual, and social activities and services deemed to be in the best interests of the entire community.

AACS Membership has its benefits

  • AACS educates and interprets our rich African American culture.

  • AACS owns the beautiful Cultural Center building and five surrounding acres.

  • AACS is a repository to preserve our history of African American accomplishments.

  • AACS evidences our concern for our youth by offering training, programs, and relevant activities.

  • AACS perpetuates our culture through the presentation of visual and performing arts.

Caribbean Indigenous Resistance Exhibition Grand Opening

Grand Opening
Grand Opening Back Page

Upcoming Events, These are AACS Sponsered Events Only.

Please See Our Calendar for All Events

The Ed Brown Family

African Study Group

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

NAACP Member Meeting

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Game Night

Game Time

September 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

NYC Transit Retirees of Florida- Chapter 2

NYC Transit Retirees of Florida- Chapter 2

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

African American Cultural Society AACS

AACS Executive Board Meeting

September 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Youth Black History Event Marks 20th Year

by Jeroline D. McCarthy, Gold Lifetime Member In the wake of a rejection of an African-American history course for Florida students, the Youth Black History Committee ushered in a recent “20th Annual Youth Black [...]



African New Year
African New Year
African New Year
African New Year
African New Year

AACS included in the African American Civil Rights Network

Art Network

Recent Events

African American Cultural Society Awards Celebration


2022 Awardees in picture:

Kurt Bottoms, Joseph Matthews, Imani Kinshasa William Seeney, Edmund Pinto III (accepting for his father), Melinda Morais, Robert Whiting, Victor Krause. In front Janice Williams and Jean Tanner. Absent, Richard Barnes.

The Shirley Chisholm Trail Marker Dedication November 30, 2023


Trail marker


James Sharpe

“As a Founding Member, I am very proud of what we accomplished in the early days. There were many sleepless nights as we grappled with how to get the land and how to pay for construction. All the issues were worked out, and the results is this beautiful building you see here today. I invite you to become a member today”

The Late Great James Sharpe
Jim Lee

“As original lifetime members, Elva and I were involved from the very beginning. Jim was a member of the “Construction Cabinet” that supervised the overall construction from permitting to final occupancy. Elva was a member of the group that wrote the charter and bylaws and got the approval from the State. We highly recommend AACS as a place to enrich your heritage”

Jim & Elva Lee

“As chairperson of the membership committee, I encourage all to become members to help perpetuate African American cultural experience. Among the reasons to join are: AACS educates and interprets our history, AACS promotes and celebrates the accomplishments of African Americans, AACS provides exciting, trips, social events, lectures, and many other activities.”

Jean Tanner

Dee and I have used the African American Cultural Society facilities for a few years now to conduct our meetings and other events. The building is beautiful and the administered staff is great to work with. We highly recommend it for your next event.

Mike & Dee Cocchiola

“I recently moved to Florida from California. As an outgoing people person, I was looking for an organization that offers social activities as well as cultural enrichment activities. AACS more than meets both requirements.  I am glad I became a member.”

Geri Wright

“We all wanted a place to call our own. Originally, the idea was to create a social club. But some of us wanted something more along the lines of a cultural club. The African American Cultural Society was born after considerable discussion. The result of the early discussion is what you see now; a place to celebrate our heritage.”

William (Chappie) Williams
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