OUR BOARD

AAHCSBC LEADERSHIP

Our board is comprised of passionate historians and members of the Bristol community. They work to promote our rich African American history. We meet monthly to discuss our plans for the organization and events on the horizon. We are actively accepting applications for new members – Join AAHCSBC


PRESIDENT DEAL WRIGHT

President Deal Wright became a charter member of the African American Historical and Cultural Society of Bucks County, and was elected the organization’s first president in 1992. As the current [2019] president he initiates and participants in many of the research projects. He continues to research the history of the building known as White Hall which in 1870 became an orphanage for children of Colored Civil War Soldiers located in Croydon, Pennsylvania. An active participant in the initiation and completion in 2006 of the waterfront Harriet Ross Tubman Monument in Lion’s Park in Bristol Borough, Pennsylvania. 


LOUISE DAVIS

Charter Member Louise Davis is native to Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and maintains continued involvement in education, the arts, history, and the ways in which these areas of interest intersect. She received a BA in Ed, BFA, and MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and is active in promoting interest in African American history. She encourages the collection of books, artifacts, articles, genealogies, and performances which reflect our rich heritage. Presently she is working with AAHCSBC, directing sights towards establishing a regional library/museum/meeting place in Lower Bucks which could foster a sense of continuity and connection both within and between all ethnicities.


JUANITA TIGGETT-SLATON

Board Member Juanita Tiggett-Slaton is a Sr. Program Planner for Lockheed Martin Corporation.  She currently serves as board president for No Longer Bound (NLB), board president for Neighborhood First Program Inc. (NFP Inc), and serves on the board of African American Historical Cultural Society of Bucks County (AAHCSBC).  Previously, she served on the board of Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Bucks County NAACP and her community organization Bloomsdale Fleetwing Improvement Committee.  She is a long-time resident of Bristol Township in Lower Bucks County with her husband Carl.


AMELIA J. WIGGINS

Amelia J. Wiggins was raised in Bucks County. A graduate of Drexel University, she serves as the volunteer arts administrator for the African American Historical and Cultural Society of Bucks County. An artist and independent scholar of history, she often interweaves these passions throughout her works.

She was selected to serve as a community task force leader on Temple University’s Pan-African Studies Community Education Program. As a member of the West Passyunk Neighbor’s Association she served as the inaugural chair of their arts and culture committee. In south Philadelphia, she was elected and currently serves on Diversified Community Services neighborhood (Point Breeze and Grays Ferry) advisory subcommittee.

She is currently a public-school educator, and instructor in garment construction and design in her community.


AAMIRA ROLLINS

Aamira Rollins is board member of the African American Historical and Cultural Society of Bucks County. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, but was raised in Abington, Pennsylvania known as an arm a geographical African Americans enclave known as a portion of the underground railroad. Aamira is a (‘75) graduated from Cheyney University, where received High Honors in the Social Sciences and Secondary Education. While at Cheney she served on the student leadership board with Dr. Wade Wilson, honored as a student leader, and was second runner up for the Ralph Bunche Leadership at the United Nations. Aamira served as an educator for many years, and was listed in “Who’s Who in Education (‘87) as well as Who’s Who among Teachers in Education.

DONTAE WILKERSON

Dontae Wilkerson was educated in the catholic school system before enlisting into the United States Army where he served 15+ years. He studied Business Management at the University of Phoenix. Throughout the years, Dontae has worked in various capacities, including operations management for a Fortune 500 company. He currently works at one of the leading HVAC companies in the nation. Dontae lives in Bristol with his beautiful wife Theresa and three children: Kala, Dontae Jr. and Devin. Dontae is affiliated with the International Free & Accepted Masonic Organization, including memberships with the Elks, VFW and American Legion. He stays active by coaching youth football in the NFL sponsored, NESAC Flag Football Program. Most of all, he is proud of faith and love of the Lord, noting that nothing is possible without his grace.

DENISE McCLEASE

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