Some of the exhibits housed in AAHCM include large collections of photographs and artifacts. The first floor gallery features about 3 cultural exhibits per year. This floor also has a museum gift shop, where you can African clothing, African artifacts, or simply a greeting card. On the second floor is the museum's permanent fixture: a pictorial exhibit, including artifacts. The second floor also houses a children's library. The second floor also holds more educational things like video presentations.
Yearly, the AAHCM hosts various events. For example, June of 2014 the museum hosted a summertime Jazz concert. Then, in August, the museum had a costume contest with a DJ. During February 2015, the museum celebrated black history month with a reception as well as a dinner program. The museum is most busy during January, for Martin Luther King's birthday, which the museum celebrates in different ways every year.