The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Heritage Council (CMBHC) seeks to preserve and honorably present African American history and culture in the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

The CMBHC has been in existence for approximately twenty years and is led by six charter members of various professional backgrounds linked by a common reverence for the history, culture and contributions of African Americans to the development of Charlotte.

Our Misson

The mission of Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Heritage Council (CMBHC) is to facilitate, collaborate, promote, and support the identification, collection, documentation and dissemination of this region’s African-American History.  CMBHC seeks to preserve and presents with honor African American History and Culture, with a primary focus on the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County prior to Urban Renewal.

Our Values
We will be an organization that values:

  • Truth, Accuracy, Honesty, Passion.
  • Preservation, Commitment.
  • Standard of Excellence and Greatness.
  • Professionalism and Integrity.
  • Drive, Congruency and Alignment with our Vision and Mission.

Our Vision
Our vision is to ensure the preservation and inclusion of African American Heritage and Culture as an integral part of the United States and World Heritage.

Our Goals

  • Seek opportunities for the presence and exposure of African American Heritage with dignity.
  • Promote African American Heritage workshops, exhibits, and forums that will educate, increase knowledge and document our Family Genealogy and Heritage.
  • Identify and promote the preservation of historic sites, structures, buildings, and culture of the African American experience in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region.
  • Support and express respect for all heritages.
  • Institutionalize African American Heritage as a continuous preservation goal.