• To preserve, protect, collect and perpetuate the records  of African Americans who live or lived in Chicago
  • To recognize the contributions of African Americans who participated in the establishment of Chicago and the surrounding area
  • To stimulate interest in the history of Chicago and black history research
  • To stimulate interest in the history research materials
  • To publish genealogical and historical research materials
  • To provide a forum to exchange research methods and ideas with other members
  • To establish a data base for locating family members throughout the city, state, and the  nation
  • To offer programs by which members can  obtain knowledge and “how-to” information on researching their family history
  • To present African American centered cultural artists, musicians, films, authors, tours, and earth
    conservation activities to all audiences