Our mission is to provide the visitors the opportunity to explore, examine, engage and encourage all to seek a better understanding and deeper appreciation for the contributions made and achievements attained at the local, regional and national levels.


We strive to be a place of educational attainment by providing information on African American history and the important presence African Americans had in Gaston County and globally.

The museum highlights African American history and culture through visual art, music, story quilts, hands-on manipulatives, technology and historical artifacts. Our end goal is to have our visitors leaving with more knowledge than how they came, and then sharing that knowledge with others.