African American Cultural Heritage Short Course

AACHSCPicOnlyThe 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 African American Cultural Heritage Short Course has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

The Office of Continuing Studies & Adult Education is dedicated to celebrating the experiences, history, art, music, culture, and social movements of the Black Community in Southern New Jersey, and will continue to work with our community planning committee to bring new and innovative programming to the Greater Atlantic City Area which embraces this vision.  We hope you'll support us in the future.  If you have registered for this event as a participant in the symposium, presenter of a workshop, or vendor at the Black Business Expo, please email for a full refund or for additional questions.

2024 Symposium Workshops


Breakout Workshop Titles

Description of Workshops

"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. The presenter is sponsored by the Noyes Arts Garage. 

"Leadership & Mentorship"

This workshop will teach "Speed Mentoring," Networking, "how to utilize connections in the community," and reflect on greater importance of connection. Our presenters are expert networkers, locally known government professionals, and community organizers

"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. These presenters both have Atlantic City roots, and coach local cheer/dance teams. 

History & Culture

Our interactive panel discussion of community leaders will discuss African American culture and history in today's world. Speakers include community elders, business moguls, and public historians. 


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 2024 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.  Help support local black artisans, crafts people, and business-owners by purchasing their merchandise. This event is cancelled. Please email for a full refund of your table/booth fees.  


  • Vendors are permitted to park in the Faculty/Staff/Guest Lot adjacent to the Scarpa Academic Building to Load/Unload merchandise. 
  • Set-up time will begin at 10:00am, with the Expo open to participants at 10:45am, and the public at 11am.  The Expo will close after the last "Breakout Session Rotation" at 3:45pm, and vendors are asked to break-down their booths and exit Scarpa by 4:30pm.
  • Vendors are required to provide their own set-up, break-down, transportation of materials, payment methods (including change on cash purchases), and tablecloths (optional, if necessary).
  • Stockton is unable to store materials in advance or hold merchandise after the program concludes.
  • Limited pushcart access will be available for vendors with large merchandise. 
  • A Service Elevator is available in the lobby for easy transport to the second & third floors.  
  • Wi-Fi will be available for digital purchase methods. 
  • Prohibited items include outside food/drinks of any kind, live animals, loud noises/displays/speakers, and/or political campaigning.

Suggested 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
(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. Note: 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 black 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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