African-American Club of Hernando, INC.

Club Logo ABOUT US

The club was founded in 1991 as a non-profit organization by a group of men who had recently made their homes in Spring Hill. During the early years, the members met at various home for meetings and social activities. As membership grew, it was necessary to move to a much larger location and, eventually, to take on a more active role in the community.

In 1994, the membership undertook many fund-raising activities and voted to create an education committee to provide scholarships for needy African-American high school graduates in the three high schools in Hernando County.

Mission Statement

We promote the awareness of African-American culture and history and the development of the personal, social, and educational improvement of youth & adults in our community.

Did you know?

  • African-American refers to a specific range of diverse cultures with a common thread of ethnic connection to Africa.

  • Ancient Greeks and Romans originally used the term "Afrika" to apply only to the northern region of the continent. In Latin, the word Africa means "sunny," and the word Aphrike in Greek means "without cold."

  • A popular fashion statement in eastern Africa is to wear a kanga, a large cotton cloth with a message printed on it. Kanga are worn by both men and women and they originated during the nineteenth century in Zanzibar and Mombassa.