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The H R Mills Black Culture Award was initiated in 2019, the H R Mills Black Culture Award is presented to a Black individual or organization who has taken the initiative to preserve the culture and history of their community.

Nomination can be made by submitting a individual name or organization to

This award is named after AHERN founder-president, Rev. H. Roger Mills, Jr.


Douglass Alumni Association, Kingsport, TN
Reunion of The Ages, Morristown, TN


Appalachian African American Cultural Center, Pennington Gap, VA
Green McAdoo Cultural Center, Clinton, TN

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