African Cultural Center USA strives to advance international and intercultural understanding. The Center also seeks to encourage African-Americans and others to identify with their heritage to enhance their self-esteem and to enable them to strive for discipline, commitment and achievement.
African Cultural Center USA was established in 1991 as a nonprofit organization for the purpose of educating a previously under-served population about Africa. Our local office in Hercules, California serves the community through arts, crafts, textiles, kente cloth and symbolic design presentations, video shows, games and music. Our facility is a meeting place for community cultural events and a source for research on African issues. African Cultural Center USA also provides resources to support immigrants from Africa, including interpretation services for law enforcement agencies.
The Center maintains a collection of videos and authentic African art, crafts, games, and fabrics. These items are available for exhibition upon request. School children can learn to make African tie dye and kente cloth at the center.
The center provides African cultural dance troupes to perform for events, including marriage, birth, and death ceremonies. Events are held during Black History month, during Kwanzaa holidays and other special holidays. Individuals from the Center will visit schools in the San Francisco Bay to tell African stories, perform African drumming, and provide general information to the students about African history and culture. Contact Kofi Opong-Mensah for information and to schedule a visit:
Kofi Opong-Mensah, PhD
P.O. Box 5771
Hercules, California 94547