Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center, Inc.

"Continuing the Quest for History Untold"

aka Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center, Inc.   |   Kannapolis, NC   |
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Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center, Inc.

EIN: 46-3884415


The mission of the Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center (KAA-MaCC) is to collect and preserve the history and culture of African-Americans in Cabarrus and Rowan County, NC. KAA-MaCC seeks to inspire, educate, and enrich communities through diverse activities to enhance the quality of life in a cultural center setting.

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KAA-MaCC has a five-year (2016-2020) Strategic Business Plan that is available by contacting the Administrative Office via telephone (704.925.1314) or email ([email protected])

Ruling year info


President & CEO

Ms. Jacqueline LaVerne Anthony

Main address

Post Office Box 494

Kannapolis, NC 28082-0494 USA

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Subject area info

Cultural awareness




Historic preservation

Population served info




People of African descent


NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.


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Our programs

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Hall of Fame

The purpose of the Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor African-American individuals from Cabarrus and Rowan County, North Carolina who excelled in their respective roles and who helped to bring honor, recognition, distinction, and excellence to their gift/talent. Recognition of individuals in the Hall of Fame will help maintain the spirit, pride, and sense of community as well as serve as a historical account of the African-American presence in Cabarrus and southern Rowan County, North Carolina.

Population(s) Served

The Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center, Inc. is creating public programming that will engage young minds to dig deep to uncover small history untold about African-Americans in Cabarrus and Rowan County. The History Collection Initiative seeks to allow youth to learn from community memories and share their perspectives on what a historical story means to them. Viewpoints of youth will be captured to tell stories using historical sources, read historical works, and visit repositories to discover information about the African-American family in our area. The objective is to help youth and adults to learn more about each other as well as appreciating and respecting cultral differences.

Programs for Junior History Detectives, Historical Banners, and a Black History Series will be initiated and/or expanded for public awareness.

Population(s) Served

The Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center (KAA-MaCC), Inc. launched its first Civic Series in support of community outreach efforts to enhance and encourage public learning programs about African American history in Cabarrus and Rowan County, North Carolina. Also, the Civic Series will help to raise the public’s consciousness by sharing special exhibitions that celebrate contributions, achievements, and experiences of African Americans locally and afar.

Population(s) Served

The Virtual Education Series (VES) is a platform for panel discussions and/or interviews relative to topics on a celebratory theme, “Restoring our History to Harvest our Legacy.” Topics pertaining to "Reflections on Education, Race, and Progress" are presented for the panelist to share their experiences.

Population(s) Served
Multiracial people
People of African descent
Widows and widowers
Work status and occupations

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

NC Center for Nonprofits 2016

NC Museums Council 2019

The Chamber (Leading Business in Cabarrus) 2021

American Alliance of Museums 2022

Association of African American Museums 2022


Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center, Inc.


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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President & CEO

Ms. Jacqueline LaVerne Anthony

Ms. Anthony is a native of Kannapolis, North who attended G. W. Carver School and A. L. Brown High School. She is a Morgan State University graduate with a B.A. degree in Political Science. Ms. Anthony is a former Executive Assistant at the Charlotte Housing Authority. She has also worked as an Executive Assistant at The Johns Hopkins University Facilities Management & Real Estate, UNC Charlotte, Barber-Scotia College President’s Office and Research Analyst with Cabarrus County. She is an active member of The A.M.E. Zion Church and serves in many areas including the W.H.&OM Society where she was re-elected and installed the Connectional Director of Communications on July 18, 2019. She is an inactive member of the Morgan State University Charlotte Alumni Association; a member of the Kannapolis Community Improvement Commission; and former Board member of the Cabarrus County United Way of Central Carolinas and past president of the Charlotte Chapter of IAAP.

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Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/08/2023
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Board chair

Dr. Ruby L. Anthony-White

Veteran Affairs Hospital of Dallas, Texas

Term: 2013 -

Dr. Larry B. Johnson

Morgan State University

Mr. James A. Gaither

Swank Social Club

Mr. Walter L. Richardson, Jr.

Wells Fargo

Ms. Jacqueline L. Anthony

Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center, Inc.

Dr. Ruby L. Anthony-White

Veteran Affairs Hospital

Mr. Demetrius H. Marlowe

West Cabarrus High School

Mrs. Dorothy M. Gill-Smith

The A.M.E. Zion Church

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/1/2022

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/01/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.