African American Cultural Heritage Short Course

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The African American Cultural Heritage Short Course (AACHSC) is a celebration of the African American experience in Southern NJ and the Greater Atlantic City area.  The event is centered around history, culture, art, music, leadership, entrepreneurship, and social movement. This year's goal is to transition the event and symbolize a shift in the "greater community leadership" to a younger audience by engaging intergenerational programming and idea sharing. 



AACHSC 2024 Information & Schedule

The 2024 AACHSC is all new! New presenters, new format, and new workshops will be combined with past favorites, such as the "Black Business Expo & Book Fair".  This year we will follow a "Round Robin" format, meaning each participant will attend all four workshops (or tracks) during the day in rotating order. For example, "Group A" will start with Track 1, 2, 3, and 4 in order, while "Group B" will start Track 2, "Group C" with Track 3, and "Group D" with Track 4, etc. At the conclusion of the event, all four groups will have rotated completely, participating in all four sessions. All participants will simply register for the event on our website (coming soon), and experience all four workshops, the keynote speaker, closing speaker, "expo", breakfast, and lunch.   



Programmed Event


Doors Open, Check-in, Breakfast


University Welcome, Opening Musical Program, Keynote Speaker


Breakout Sessions I


Black Business Expo Opens


Breakout Sessions II


Lunch & Learn with Special Guest


Breakout Sessions III


Breakout Sessions IV, Black Business Expo Closes


Closing Speaker & Reflection



Workshop (Track) Topics


Track 1 - "The Power of Words" 

An interactive and introspective session, this workshop will feature poetry, spoken word, and creative writing to help develop one's own voice and express it.

Track 2 - "Leadership & Mentorship"

This workshop will teach "Speed Mentoring," Networking, "how to utilize connections in the community," and reflect on greater importance of connection. 

Track 3 - "Music & Dance"

With influences in African Dance, Hip Hop Dance, Step Dance, Cheer Dance Styles, this workshop will have you moving along to the music. 

Track 4 - History & Culture

Our interactive panel discussion of community leaders will discuss African American culture and history in today's world. 



Black Business Expo and Book Fair

The African American Cultural Heritage Short Course (AACHSC) will feature the 2nd Annual “Black Business Expo & Book Fair” during the 2023 Annual Event. The AACHSC Expo asks authors and small business owners to bring books, music, jewelry, beauty products, clothes, hair & skin care, art, and more to share in the celebration of African American Culture.  Vendors are required to provide their own set-up, break-down, transportation of materials, payment methods (including change on cash purchases), and table cloths (if necessary). Stockton is unable to store materials in advance or after the program concludes. Wifi will be available for digital purchase methods.  Prohibited items include outside food of any kind, live animals, loud noises/displays/speakers, and/or political campaigning. 


1 Table: $25.00 - 6'x2'

2 Tables: $50.00 - 6x2 each. 


Please contact for additional questions.

Local Vendors for "The Expo"

Local Culture & Clothing Brands

Authors, Books, Published Works, Media Creators 

Educational Organizations
(Stockton, Atlantic Cape, Local High Schools, etc.)

Small Businesses
(Local Restaurants, Barber/Beauty Shops, Boutiques, Professional Services, etc.)

Jewelery & Beauty Products

Etsy/Pinterest Creators 


Help Sponsor the Program...Buy an Ad!

"Redefining Green" Book Advertisements

The African American Cultural Heritage Short Course (AACHSC) features a large program book titled “Redefining Green,” a tribute to Victor Green’s “Negro Motorist Green Book” published from 1936 to 1964. Our program features course listings, neighborhood listings, and advertising space for local businesses, nonprofits, and community events. By purchasing an ad in “Redefining Green” you help us deliver dynamic educational workshops and keep the registration costs accessible to the community. Revenue from these ads also provides free registration for select local student leaders to attend the event.

Half Page (5"h x 8"w): $250.00

Full Page (11"h x 8"w): $500.00

For more information on buying an ad, please email

Ads are subject to approval by Stockton for appropriate content (ie. profane/derogatory language and political campaign ads will not be accepted). Stockton reserves the right to for the final location of the the ad placement in the program book where available, but will do their best to accommodate requests. 

AACHSC Green Book



Great day! Thank you sooo much! I learned so much and feel even more connected to the community of AC, even though I am not from AC! I am so proud & full from this event. Thank you!
Past Participant
Very good balance of large sessions and small discussions in a manageable timetable: packed with substance but not too overwhelming.
Past Participant
Great lecture...everyone I told about would have wanted to attend! I am bringing them all next year!
Past Participant

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Thank you for your interest in the AACHSC! 

Please view our youtube video to see a recap of the event.  We hope to see you!  



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Stockton University Atlantic City
3711 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401


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