Manny Lloyd Appointed to the New Hanover County Commission on African American History, Heritage and Culture

Friday, August 16, 2019

Manuel Lloyd ’18, the UNCW Upperman African American Cultural Center's cultural enrichment program coordinator, has been appointed to the New Hanover County Commission on African American History, Heritage and Culture and will serve as the commission's first chairman.
He will work with other members of the newly formed commission to highlight the county's historic sites, educate the community on heritage and culture and celebrate contributions of local residents. The group will collaborate with various organizations, including the Cape Fear Museum, the City of Wilmington Commission on African American History, the New Hanover County NAACP, Arts Council of Wilmington, UNCW and the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission.  
“I look forward to serving the citizens of New Hanover County in my new role,” said Lloyd. “I find the appointment to be perfectly suited to my passions as a cultural enrichment program coordinator, an avid historian, researcher and archivist. I am excited about the opportunity to help bring forward New Hanover County’s rich and illustrious African American culture.”
The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners established the commission in May 2019. Lloyd will serve a three-year appointment in the area of education. He noted his appointment broadens the Upperman Center’s engagement in the community. The Upperman Center, a unit within UNCW Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, has also collaborated with groups such as the Wilmington chapter of LINKS, Inc, Jack and Jill, the Juneteenth Committee of Wilmington and the New Hanover County NAACP.

- Venita Jenkins