About Us

Mission Statement

To preserve the Inland Empire's African-American culture and historical heritage.


The Riverside African-American Historical Society emanated from a Riverside Municipal Museum advisory committee establish in 1996. It was officially incorporated on February 3, 2000, as a non-profit benefit corporation benefit corporation.

Our Purpose

To advocate for and promote a strong visible presence in the community. To educate and share information among other cultural organizations and entities. To hold steadfast to the moral standards of our heritage.

Our Vision

To create, operate and maintain an African-American Culture Center for the permanent exhibition of African-American artifacts and historical memorabilia.

Our Board

  • Rose Mayes

    Rose Mayes

  • Givens-Bullock

    Cleda Givens-Bullock

  • Carpenter 02

    Michelle Carpenter, Esq.

  • Mabon

    Cynthia Mabon

  • Alford-Baldwin

    Sonia Alford-Baldwin

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    Annette Beh

  • Cartwright1

    Michael Cartwright

  • Chandler

    David Chandler

  • Bergis Jules

    Bergis Jules

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    Juanita Kodera

  • Adrian Dell Roberts

    Adrian Dell Roberts

  • Strickland

    Sue Strickland

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